Mentee Emily Sherbert Performing at Evening of Entertainment

Emily Sherbert photoMovement of Youth participant Emily Sherbert will be performing at the Evening of Entertainment at the Durham Performing Arts Center on Friday, February 13th at 7 PM.

The Evening of Entertainment is a musical showcase of elementary, middle, and high school students from the triangle area.

Emily, who has been participating in Movement of Youth for the past two years, will be performing alongside her fellow middle school students singing “Ease on Down the Road,” “True to Your Heart,” “Imbaka,” “Sing, Sing, Sing,” “Some Nights/ We Are Young” and “Turn the Beat Around.”

We wish Emily the best of luck in her performance!

Movement of Youth receives $20,000 anonymous gift

Movement of Youth received a $20,000 anonymous gift right before the end of 2014. The gift will fuel the partnership between Movement of Youth and the Student Athlete Leadership Academy, a summer academy developed by Dr. Harvey Hinton, III, Assistant Professor of Urban Education at North Carolina Central University. Designed for middle school student-athletes, the academy works to develop student-athletes as effective and vocal team leaders for today and successful worldwide leaders for tomorrow. Hinton says that he believes the students from each program can benefit by gaining exposure to the other through the summer academies that will take place.

The gift will give more students the opportunity to immerse themselves in the enriching summer programs, which will allow them to prepare for college, learn about self-discipline, and remain active while they are on break from school.

As an organization, Movement of Youth is very grateful for the donation and the partnership. We look forward to the amazing opportunities that it will bring about in this new year!


20 by 2020 Expanson Plan: An Overview

To support our vision to become the nation’s leading movement for young people to disrupt the status quo and construct a safer, smarter, more socially conscious world, we are excited to launch our 20 by 2020 expansion plan. Starting January 2015, we will expand to at least 8 new college sites per year—in North Carolina and beyond—with the goal of being in 20 states by the year 2020.


Mentor of the Month - David Reavis

David Reavis is a junior Architectural Engineering major at North Carolina Agricultural & Technical University.

David has recently taken on the position of site director for the North Carolina A&T Movement of Youth site, which will have its first Saturday Academy next month.

During his time at Hillside High School in Durham, David was a mentee in the program. He recalls that the program and its staff invested a lot of time in his future. He says that he had a very comfortable transition from year to year because of the goals that he set, and the expectation of excellence from the program. “I was nurtured, and guided along my own path, and was enjoying myself all the while,” says Reavis. “Movement of Youth empowered me to go the extra mile and really tap into my greatest potential.”

He says that the relationship he built with his mentor, Eric Campbell, has developed into a lifelong bond. His most memorable experiences in the program were the college tours. “It was very enjoyable to be amongst so many like minded individuals at such a young age. I will never forget the bus ride, and the look on everyone’s face when Atrayus sang on the microphone. There was never a dull moment with the group,” he said.

David looks forward to presenting youth in the Greensboro area with the same experiences and opportunities that he received through the program. He feels that it is very important to invest in the future of this program; he believes that the youth from this program will pioneer the upcoming generation.