Right Moves for Youth helping teens develop skills to succeed in school and life

August is Black Philanthropy Month and one local organization is being recognized.

Right Moves for Youth (RMFY) is an organization that helps students in grades 6-12 succeed in school, graduate from high school and pursue promising futures.

The hashtag #BPM2021CLT can be seen all over social media. It has meaning. The hashtag highlights Black-led and Black-benefiting nonprofits.

Sabrina Gilchrist is the Executive Director of the program. She talked to QC@3 Thursday. Makii Arline also spoke to QC@3.

Gilchrist says RMFY makes a difference because it connects, supports, and gives young people opportunities through group mentoring. It is making a difference.

The program helped Arline.

She says she was depressed when she came to the program in 8th grade. She believes the program helped her through a rough time.

She stayed with the program for five years and says it turned her life around.

Makii graduated from CATO Middle College and is going to UNC Charlotte to continue to make a difference.

Gilchrist says RMFY being recognized during Black Philanthropy Month is huge. She believes the exposure will let people know about the organization and hopefully bring in additional volunteers to help young people continue to make the right moves.

More information here: https://www.rightmovesforyouth.org/