Equality North Carolina has been fighting for vulnerable North Carolinians for over four decades. With your support, we are working to create a more just and equitable world for LGBTQ North Carolinians from all walks of life.
Our Rural Youth Empowerment (RYE) Fellowship is a year-long mentorship and training program for LGBTQ young people in rural areas of North Carolina. The program supports RYE Fellows to successfully execute a social justice project serving rural communities while developing leadership skills.
Our organization works all across the state of North Carolina to create sustained impact in the lives of marginalized folks. By supporting the Equality NC Foundation, you'll help reach LGBTQ folks from the mountains to the coast — and everywhere in between.
Over the course of a year, Fellows develop and cultivate a project that meets the needs of queer folks living in rural parts of our state while receiving one-on-one mentorship and leadership development.