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Mar 8, 2020

We Believe In The Power Of Youth

In a political moment as dire as ours, it can be difficult to think about anything except the looming elections and their impact on the future of our country. At Equality North Carolina (ENC), we are certainly in the thick of it this year, having endorsed over 123 candidates going into the recent primary election.

However, ENC also has a number of non-electoral programs that we’re extremely proud of, including our Rural Youth Empowerment (RYE) Fellowship led by ENC Education Policy Coordinator Rebby Kern. The RYE Fellowship is a year-long mentorship and training program for LGBTQ young people hailing from rural areas of North Carolina. Through the generous support of Bank of America, ENC supports RYE Fellows in executing a social justice project serving rural communities while developing leadership skills over the course of a year.

ENC believes in the radical importance of investing in LGBTQ young people who seek to transform the culture of our state — and our world. Young people are leaders of our movement and integral to our shared goals of building a world where all folks marginalized by power and privilege can not only survive, but thrive.

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