What is the 2025 Society?

The Right Moves For Youth (RMFY) Board of Directors recently passed a new strategic plan called the 2025 Strategic Vision. Over the next three years, RMFY has set several goals to help achieve their mission of supporting youth in their community. These goals include adopting a plan for scaling that includes a new funding model, strengthening evaluation methodologies for proof …

Heat Up The Night 2023 Recap

Thank you to everyone who joined us for Heat Up The Night 2023!  We greatly appreciate your support.  We hope you enjoyed celebrating 35 years and serving over 40,000 students in Charlotte-Mecklenburg with us.  From a boys club at Marie G. Davis Elementary School to a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization serving 1,000 students a year, it has taken all of you …

It was about more than a shopping spree…

Yesterday marked a special day for Zay and 13 other outstanding Right Moves For Youth students. Zay was one of the chosen few, who were handpicked for their stellar grades, exemplary behavior, and unwavering attendance. He shared his thoughts on this transformative experience. Being selected for the annual Christmas shopping trip at the Charlotte Premium Outlets meant a lot to …

Navigating College Financial Aid Made Easy with Intelligent.com

Are you a high school student dreaming of pursuing a college education, but the overwhelming thought of financing it gives you sleepless nights? Well, worry no more! Intelligent.com is here to your rescue with a fantastic resource that simplifies the process of finding financial aid and navigating the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) like a pro. Intelligent.com’s commitment …

Heat Up The Night 2023 is coming December 7!

Right Moves For Youth Turns 35!Yes, you read that right! For 35 years, Right Moves For Youth has made a lasting impact on the youth and community of Charlotte. Join us as we celebrate this milestone on Thursday, December 7th, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Wells Fargo Connection Building. How will we celebrate? With dinner, dancing, connection, …

The 2023 Ambassador Presentation Night: Creates Better Money Habits

In a world where financial literacy is a vital skill, Right Moves For Youth Ambassadors took a bold step towards empowering themselves and their communities. The culmination of six months of dedicated learning and training was celebrated at the highly anticipated Presentation Night event, Better Money Habits. With the support of Bank of America volunteers, these young leaders showcased their …

The Power of We – Why Right Moves For Youth Matters

Do you remember what it was like to be a pre-teen or teenager? I remember those years as awkward moments and insecurities, proud times when I successfully met goals and learned from the world around me while dreaming about the world beyond what was familiar to me. It was a time of constant internal negotiation between being independent and sometimes …

Small group of Right Moves For Your students and Bank of America volunteers talking about financial literacy

Right Moves For Youth Ambassadors 2023

We are a non-profit organization that helps young people in Charlotte, North Carolina, to succeed in life through academic support, life skills training, and leadership development. One of our key leadership development programs is The Ambassador Program, which aims to help middle and high school students become leaders in their schools, communities, and beyond. Each year, the Ambassador Program is …

photo collage of students and mentors in a Right Moves For Youth Virtual Mentoring Group.

¡Únete a un grupo virtual hoy mismo!

Estudiantes: Mientras navegan los desafíos de la escuela intermedia y la escuela secundaria, queremos ofrecerles la oportunidad de unirse a un grupo de mentoría virtual semanal. Estos grupos están abiertos a cualquier estudiante de escuela intermedia y escuela secundaria del sistema escolar de Charlotte Mecklenburg y les brindarán apoyo, orientación y la oportunidad de conectarse con compañeros que entienden las …

photo collage of students and mentors in a Right Moves For Youth Virtual Mentoring Group.

JOIN A VIRTUAL GROUP TODAY!

Students: As you navigate the challenges of middle and high school, we want to offer you the opportunity to join a weekly, virtual mentoring group. These groups are open to any middle and high school student, in the Charlotte Mecklenburg School System, and will provide you with support, guidance, and the chance to connect with peers who understand the unique …

Students in Right Moves For Youth enjoy small group mentoring with one of their mentors, a school resource officer with Charlotte Mecklenburg Police Department

Why small group mentoring?

Right Moves For Youth’s small group mentoring model can be extremely valuable in the lives of teens in Charlotte. It provides a supportive and structured environment where young people can explore their interests, develop new skills, and receive guidance and encouragement from adult mentors. One of the primary benefits of RMFY small group mentoring is the opportunity it provides for …

How students can be successful in 2023

In 2023, Right Moves For Youth middle and high school students will have access to more resources than ever before to help them achieve success in whatever path they choose. From technological advances to inspiring role models, students will have countless opportunities to succeed. What are the top ways for middle and high school students to be successful in 2023 …

CONNECT | CELEBRATE | INSPIRE Join Right Moves For Youth For Heat Up The Night 2022 Presented by Bank of America Thursday, December 8, 2022 6:00p.m. to 9:00p.m. Wells Fargo Connections 300 S. Brevard Street, Charlotte NC 28202 Gather your friends, family and co-workers to join Right Moves For Youth for a night to connect with the community, celebrate our impact, …

Solutions For The Next Generation – a word from Executive Director, Sabrina Gilchrist

A word from Executive Director, Sabrina Gilchrist: Right Moves For Youth is synonymous with solutions for the next generation.   It goes without question that our society continues to plow its way through these most challenging times. No one would have guessed that we would be dealing with a pandemic and its aftermath. As a country, we continue to face other …

Students Play an Active Role in Shaping Their Future

The theme for the 2021-22 Ambassador Leadership program was youth philanthropy. Research shows that when youth are afforded the opportunity to get involved in their community, children and adolescents are given the control and reassurance needed to build their self-worth (Garza & Stephens, 2002). Philanthropy gives youth the power to become valuable contributors now, and essential leaders for the future …

Did you know that April is National Volunteer Month? Meet Willie Ryder.

Often times, we report a story of how a volunteer connects to our organization and how they see their impact. But this time, we wanted to do something a little different so we wanted you to get it straight from our volunteer’s experience. Meet Willie Ryder, who for a decade has impacted young people in our program. And this is …