The NAACP believes that future leaders must be developed today, and such development is ongoing in the Youth & College Division, created in 1936. There are more than 25,000 young people, representing 550 Junior Youth Councils, Youth Councils, High School Chapters and College Chapters actively involved in the fight for civil rights.
The mission of the Fairfax County NAACP Youth Council is 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, effective youth leadership.
The vision of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People Youth and College Division is 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.
For over 80 years, the NAACP Youth and College Division has been on of the largest organized groups of young people in any secular organization in the country. This Division has grown to have more than 25.000 young people, under the age of 25 actively involved in the fight for civil rights. The NAACP has over 550 Junior Youth Councils
YOUTH AND COLLEGE ISSUES
Fairfax County NAACP Youth have been at the forefront of several advocacy efforts in recent years. Most Recently they were in involved in the efforts to rename J.E.B Stuart HS, and School Resource Officer Reform. The primary focus issues for the Council are the following:
– Voting Rights and Political Representation
– Economic Sustainability
– Juvenile Justice
WAYS TO GET INVOLVED
– Youth Employment and Economic Empowerment Committee
– Youth Council Entertainment Committee
– Press and Publicity
– Youth Council Program and Research Committee
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