Oak Chapel African Methodist Episcopal Church Hosts Food Justice Workshop (June 2015) - S3 members Shawanna Copeland and Adé Onoleke attend Oak Chapel Summer camp to learn about food justice.
Comics Speak (2012-2013) - A critical Arts Project bringing together African American and Latino/a youth to share their stories over 12 weeks and create strategies for social justice change displayed in a comic book series and spoken word pieces.
Harm Free Zones Project (2010-2011) - A multi-generational project aimed at creating a neighborhood free from interpersonal and state violence.
Sharing the Mantel: A Biennial Conference on Collective Leadership Models for Youth and Adult Partnerships (2009, 2011, 2013) – S3 youth leaders teamed up with students from Duke University and University of North Carolina to plan a spring conference on multi-generational coalition building.
In 2009 the focus was Youth/Adult Partnerships and the youth leaders networked with other youth groups from around the country to build capacities.
In 2011 the topic was Peace Building. Youth leaders worked with UNC students to produce a digital story about creating harm free neighborhoods and presented this video at the conference.
In 2013 the youth leaders, as part of the cross-cultural team from Comics Speak!, co-facilitated the conference and showcased their critical arts works.
The Trinity Court/Pritchard Park Street Festival (2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012) – This project brought two communities together to organize a festival encouraging positive youth engagement and highlighting the positive assets of its residents. To accomplish this, two S3 youth leaders mapped the idea for the festival using tools learned at the KLCC training in Boston. All of the youth leaders met weekly with adult residents and community activists to plan the festival. The youth and the residents engaged town officials, including the chief of police, who was persuaded to visit the community and discuss the communities concerns with policing approaches in the neighborhood.
The Dumpster Project (2007)– This was a project identified by the youth to address problems related to public works management and waste disposal in their community. Six S3 youth leaders partnered with three community activists to form youth/adult teams. The teams gathered to address various aspects of the project, including communicating with town officials, documenting waste disposal problems and issues through multimedia and interviews, and organizing the community for action. This ongoing campaign has revealed challenges for developing youth/adult partnerships in civic engagement projects and surfaced power dynamics in the Chapel Hill political/institutional structure that have informed other S3 campaigns.