The Eatmon Project focuses on educating and engaging black voters and engaging youth to participate in such efforts to ensure they will be active and educated voters when they are able to cast a ballot.
What is the Eatmon Project?
The Eatmon Project, formerly known as the Youth Impact Project, is now named in honor and memory of Cherisse Eatmon, a zealous advocate for encouraging youth to actively engage in the electoral process in every way possible. Cherisse was also an advocate for teaching youth about issues related to racial disparities and exposing and giving minority youth access to educational opportunities early in their lives.
The Eatmon Project focuses on educating and engaging black voters and engaging youth to participate in such efforts to ensure they will be active and educated voters when they are able to cast a ballot. In 2020, the Eatmon Project launched various voter education and engagement programs and events throughout Mecklenburg County that focused on registering and engaging voters in historically and predominately black communities. North Carolina’s Black voter turnout in the 2020 general election increased 4% from the 2016 election and the turnout for Black voters overall was 68%, according to State Board of Elections data. FTS is currently focusing on upcoming local elections in Charlotte. In the most recent 2022 election, FTS educated and engaged more than 2700 voters in Mecklenburg County. The Eatmon Project has a series of events it will host throughout 2023 to educate and engage voters during and outside of election season.