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YOUTH & COLLEGE: OUR MISSION AND OBJECTIVES

Celebrating 80 Years of Youth Leadership and Activism

 

The NAACP believes strongly that future leaders must be developed today, and such development is ongoing in the Youth & College Division, created in 1936. 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. The NAACP has one of the largest organized groups of young people of any secular organization in the country.

 

Mission

 

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.

 

Vision

 

Developing a New Generation of Civil Rights and Community Leaders

 

Objectives

 

Provide young people with personal and leadership development training

Proactive political and community activism

Public awareness of the necessity of positive youth engagement

Issues

 

Students have always been at the forefront of most major social movements. From the Civil Rights Movement of the 60’s to the anti-apartheid movement of the 1980’s, student activism has forced society and the world to change. NAACP youth units across America are engaged in social justice activism addressing issues at the local, state and national level. The primary focus issues for the Division are the following:

 

Economic Development

Education

Health

Juvenile Justice

Voter Empowerment

 

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