Right Moves for Youth Presents at the National Dropout Prevention Network Conference

Right Moves for Youth staff members Tayuanee Dewberry, Sabrina Gilchrist and Shannon Hames and Dr. Carlos Grant from A.G. Middle School present on It Takes a Village: Creating a Community Approach to Dropout Prevention at the 23rd Annual National Dropout Prevention Network Conference in Chicago, Illinois.  We will be focusing on our partnerships with CMPD, MCSO, CMS and the faith community.

This will be our first time presenting at this conference.  We would like to say a special thank you to Jose Gonzalez, MCSO Officer Sparkles Farrar and CMPD Officer Ray Hughes for helping us prepare for the conference.  We would also like to thank RMFY team members Yolanda Garcia, Ryan Grammatico, Jason Brown and Greg Jaudon for their support and hard work everyday with our students.

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Back to School!

School started last week on Thursday for our students enrolled in the Charlotte-Mecklenburg School system.  Many of the students are attending new schools this year either because they are leaving middle school and starting high school, or because their neighborhoods were re-zoned and they were assigned to a different school.

We are preparing for a really exciting year.  We have been working on planning for our college fieldtrips and we have a new curriculum.  Our students are very eager to start meeting and volunteering in the community.  We look forward to a great year of supporting our students.

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Right Moves for Youth’s Mayor’s Youth Employment Interns Return to School

Elijah and De'Andre

Right Moves for Youth was fortunate to have four interns work with us the summer.  We had two students from Olympic High School, Leon Chu and De’Andre Collins.  Mechele Morrison served as our intern from West Mecklenburg High School and Elijah Edwards was our intern from Garinger High School.

The students learned a lot during their time here including how to make use of various social media tools.  The captured much of what they learned in the Prezi’s they created.  We are very proud of their work with us and hope that they have a great school year!

Mechele & Leon

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Right Moves for Youth Students Participated in Clean-Up with Elevation Church

By Mechele Morrison

Right Moves for Youth Students & Elevation Church Clean Up Francis Beatty Park


Twenty-four RMFY students attended a clean-up day on Aug. 6 with the Elevation Church at Frances Beatty Park in Matthews. All of the students had a great time helping out and having fun in the sun. Most of the students met new people and some even seen old friends. It was a great experience for the students and also showed them how to work hard.  As a student of the RMFY I would love to go out there and do it again.

Amy Carr and Marc Bowen helped to lead our students and Kenny Liles from Right Moves for Youth helped to keep us motivated.

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Right Moves for Youth Students Attend Camp with Elevation Church

by Mechele Morrison

Right Moves for Youth students, Shakkar Holmes from Harding University High School, Deon Neal from West Charlotte High School and Marcus Gibson from West Charlotte High School all participated in Elevation Church’s Summer Camp.  The students all had a great time.  This was the first time some of them had ever been to camp.

They met new people and made new friends. They also participated in obstacle courses which was very fun because it was their first time doing this. The students went swimming and played games. Shakkar, Marcus, and Deon are all looking foward to going again next year.

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More About Right Moves for Youth Camp M.E.T.S.

Right Moves for Youth students are currently participating in Week 4 of Camp M.E.T.S.  Please see some recent pictures below from their adventures at the High Ropes Course.

We are really hoping for some cooler weather.  Great work students & counselors!


Right Moves for Youth- Camp M.E.T.S. Lunch

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More About Antawn Jamison’s Basketball Camp

By DeAndre Collins & Elijah Edwards

Antawn Jamison's Basketball Camp

Professional NBA star Antawn Jamison not only sponsored Right Moves for Youth’s March Madness Tournament he also provided scholarships for basketball camp for youth ages 7-18. It was held July 11-13 at Carolina Courts in Indian Trail. The kids which participated enjoyed it! The basketball camp was not only an experience, it also was a opportunity for the  basketball players to improve their game. Everyone who participated walked away with a wonderful experience thanks to the NBA star. Antawn Jamison received a NBA’s Community Assist Award in 2003 for his incredible community service efforts in North Carolina, now the year of 2011 he still continues to give back to North Carolina citizens/youth. On behalf of Right Moves for Youth as well as other people in North Carolina, we appreciate Antawn for all he has done for our youth.

For more information visit: antawnjamison.com

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