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Young Adult. The Committee on Young Adult shall consist of Branch members twenty-one (21) –forty (40) years of age. It shall be the function of the Committee to: (1) support all branch activities; (2) stimulate interest through advocacy training and solicit membership of twenty-one (21) –forty (40) years of age; (3) create a mentorship program (Branch to Young Adults and Young Adults to Youth Units) to serve as a support bridge from Youth and College to Branch participation; (4) provide networking and social opportunities for young adults in the local community; and (5) encourage the participation of young adults in all activities and leadership within the Branch.
Youth Works.The Committee on Youth Work for State/State-Area Conferences shall consist of all Youth Unit Advisors and Youth Unit Presidents in the state, and five (5) persons appointed by the State/State-Area Conference President. The Committee on Youth Work for Branches shall consist of the Youth Unit Advisor(s), and Youth Unit President(s) in the same community, and five (5) persons appointed by the Branch President. The Youth Unit Advisors and the Youth Unit Presidents shall choose the chair of the Committee. The Youth Work Committee shall develop and coordinate the programs of the Branch(es) and Youth Units. The Branch Committee on Youth Work shall turn the names, addresses and membership dues of youth solicited by the Branch over to the appropriate National Office recognized youth group, if any, in their community. The Youth Work Committee shall monitor the youth membership in the Branch. If there is no local youth unit recognized by the National Office, the Committee shall recommend the Branch apply to the National Office for a Youth Charter and organize the appropriate youth group.
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The Young Adult and Youth Works Committees will host The 2nd Annual Youth Summit on Saturday , October 8, 2022, 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. at The HUUB, Inc. 35&47 Cleveland Street, Orange, NJ 07050 titled ‘What's Next?"
Inspiring young leaders to take charge in their communities with an interactive experience centered on S.T.E.M., Community Engagement/Policing, & Mental Health.
Open to all high school students, college students, and young professionals.
The Conference will feature a panel of experts
Cimone Crump (S.T.E.M./Blacks in Tech); Bishop Charles Mitchell (Community Engagement/Policing), Chuck Awe (Mental Health/ S.T.E.A.M.)
“The purpose of this Virtual Youth Summit is to address and seek solution - based strategies to help foster greater awareness of the issues such as community engagement, voting, finance, housing, and mental health, as it relates specifically to impacting the growth and development and quality of life for youth and young adults in the communities we serve, “Danielle Thomas, Oranges & Maplewood NAACP 3rd Vice President, Young Adults Committee Chairperson and Conference Co-Organizer.
“Our goal is to provide workable solutions to the challenges young people face through thought - provoking presentations that meet our young adult contemporaries where they are and by providing them a survival kit of tools to better navigate the road to successful adulthood,” Jasmine Derrick, Oranges & Maplewood NAACP Youth Works Committee Chairperson and Conference Co-Organizer.
Youth & College Mass Meeting
Young people have always been at the forefront of every revolutionary movement in America, from the nonviolent protests against segregated lunch counters in the 1960s to the uprising protests after the murder of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, and others in 2020. Protest has always been the tool that young people use to fight back against violence and injustice in our community, protest is the language of the people.
We want to ensure a society in which all individuals have equal rights without discrimination based on race by developing a new generation of civil rights and community leaders.
We aim to:
Young people and the movement for civil rights have always been closely connected. While we often think of the titans of the Civil Rights movement as wise elders, during the peak of their work they were often teenagers and college students, finding their voices as they diligently worked to shape their own future.
That legacy continues today. During the 2020 uprisings and protests against police violence, we witnessed young, Black NAACP members nationwide step up to represent their communities.
We are passionate about not only including youth at all levels of our work, but ensuring that they have supportive spaces, mentors, and guidance to speak out, learn, and develop into the civil rights and social justice leaders of tomorrow. Listening to and embracing the thought leadership of our young people is crucial to our commitment to lasting social and political change.
25 K Young people are fighting for civil rights with NAACP
For our youngest activists, junior youth councils are for youth under the age of 13. These local councils provide interactive and entertaining instruction on the history of Africans in the Diaspora.
Part of our local units, youth councils provide training and leadership development for young adults under the age of 25.
High schools across the country have NAACP chapters for their students, offering training and leadership development necessary for mobilization and community education. Check with your school's administration to see if a chapter exists.
Colleges are often incubators of political thought for up-and-coming leaders. NAACP college chapters provide training and fine-tune leadership skills to support an increased level of social and political activism. Check with your institution's administration to see if a chapter exists or find your local adult chapter to start one.
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