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 …

Building the plane as we go ;) @ AIM

A few weeks ago, we were able to take a group of nearly 50 Right Moves For Youth middle school students to the Aviation Institute of Maintenance to explore a career in aviation mechanics. The day was filled with a tour of classrooms and facilities, meeting administrators & trainers, as well as hands-on training. Students were blown away that this …

Volunteer Spotlight – “A dream does not become reality through magic” – words of wisdom from OG (Officer Timothy Gerald)

For over 30 years, Right Moves For Youth and the Charlotte Mecklenburg Police Department (CMPD) have had a special relationship. Beginning with a vision from one of our founders, Sgt. Dave Scheppegrell, who started mentoring a young group of students at Marie G. Davis Elementary School in 1989, we continually partner with CMPD to be a bridge of connection for …

Hispanic Heritage Month – Lissa Fuentes

As we continue in our honoring of our students/alumni for Hispanic Heritage Month, we bring you Lissa Fuentes. Lissa came to Right Moves For Youth as a high school student looking for direction. She was invited by her friends and the next thing you know she found family. Lissa always had a desire to make sure that she was giving …

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Tech guru, dream chaser, RMFY Ambassador – Brayan Santos

Episode 3 of spotlighting RMFY students/alumni for Hispanic Heritage Month. Next up, Brayan Santos. Brayan was a member of Right Moves For Youth while in middle and high school and credits much of his success today to his time in our program. Like most students, speaking in front of groups is scary and intimidating. But through creative and equipping group …

“Always have a plan.” – Diana’s Story

As we continue to recognize our Hispanic students/alumni for Hispanic Heritage Month, we bring you our next installment of a life changing story of connected relationships being the ultimate tool for success. Meet Diana Lorenzo. Diana is a graduate of West Mecklenburg High School and a 4 year participant in our program. Diana has a story that is unique but …

Hispanic Heritage Month – Linda De Leon

For over 30 years, Right Moves For Youth has been intentional about serving and providing quality programming to as many students in Charlotte, as possible. That has allowed us to engage and support students from all sorts of different backgrounds, ages, races, and nationalities. So, to honor the diversity of our students, from September 15 – October 15, we will …