believes strongly that future leaders must be developed today, and such development is ongoing in the Youth & College Division
, created in 1936.
The mission of the NAACP Youth & College Division
shall be to inform youth of the problems affecting African Americans and other racial and ethnic minorities; to advance the economic, education, social and political status of African Americans and other racial and ethnic minorities and their harmonious cooperation with other peoples; to stimulate an appreciation of the African Diaspora and other people of color’s contribution to civilization; and to develop an intelligent, militant effective youth leadership.
has one of the largest organized groups of young people of any secular organization in the country. Today there are more than 25,000 young people, under the age of 25, representing 700 Youth Councils, High School Chapters and College Chapters actively involved in the fight for civil rights.
· Provide young people with personal and leadership development training
· Proactive political and community activism
· Public awareness of the necessity of positive youth engagement
You access the NAACP National websiat http://www.naacp.org/programs/entry/youth-and-college
for additional information. You may also access the Memphis Branch NAACP to obtain information at the local level at http://www.naacpmemphis.com./
Youth memberships are $10.00 w/out the Crisis Magazine or $15.00 w/the Crisis Magazine. Memberships may be purchased online or simply join at the next Memphis NAACP Youth Council Meeting.
If you have additional questions, please call the Memphis Branch NAACP