What We Do

Summer Enrichment Academy

Movement of Youth offers a number of summer enrichment academies. Summer academy includes recreational activities, STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, and mathematics) workshops, career training, field trips, and guest speakers among other things. The summer academy aims to promote values of social justice, community, co-existence, and leadership through these different activities. At the end of the summer academy, a graduation ceremony is held for participants and their families.

Young Buck$ Financial Literacy Academy

Do you want to get ahead in this world? Here’s one way to go about it: Stay on top of your finances. The Young Buck$ Financial Literacy Academy is designed to engage middle-school students in building their financial intelligence and creating a strong foundation for money management skills. These comprehensive, standards-based lessons will cover topics such as:

  • Why It Pays to Be Financially Responsible
  • The Art of Budgeting
  • Saving and Investing
  • Comparison Shopping

In addition to fun student-centered activities, students will also engage in research projects and build their communication and leadership skills. Presenters will include experts from the financial industry, nonprofit executives, entrepreneurs, and award-winning public speaking professionals.

The foundation for smart money management is laid at an early age. The Young Buck$ Financial Literacy Academy will help students cultivate the personal finance skills they need to succeed in life.

Student Athlete Leadership Academy

The Student Athlete Leadership Academy provides comprehensive leadership development programming for middle school student-athletes. The purpose of the academy is to develop student-athletes as effective and vocal team leaders for today and successful worldwide leaders for tomorrow. The Student Athlete Leadership Academy has identified the following project goals which will be targeted through its program activities: (1) to increase skills among student athletes to resist negative influences through leadership development and experiential learning activities; (2) to improve student athletes’ academic performance and communication skills; (3) to increase student athletes’ awareness on careers and educational opportunities, and; (4) to provide on-going support for student athletes through mentoring.

Academy Director: Harvey Hinton III, PhD, Assistant Professor of Urban Education, North Carolina Central University

Dr. Hinton's teaching covers a wide array of topics in relation to the social and cultural dimensions of education from macro, societal, and institutional levels down to micro, familial, and individual levels. As a scholar-activist-practitioner, Dr. Hinton’s research interests include: urban youth development, culturally relevant pedagogies, and educational outcomes for African American students.