The NAACP Los Angeles Youth Council extends a warm welcome and sincere thanks to all of our supporters. Your presence here today exemplifies that you are a "part of the village" that nurtures today's youths that will become tomorrow's leaders.
NAACP Los Angeles Youth Council Advisor
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.
I MATTER is the NAACP Youth and College Division’s campaign that focuses on improving community safety by addressing the problem of gun violence and police brutality. Every day in this country, 83 people die as a result of gun violence. Black men between the ages of 15 and 19 are almost five times more likely than their white peers and more than twice as likely as their Latino peers to die from gunfire. In addition to gun violence, recent cases of officer-involved killings all over the country have become a serious concern for people of color. Young black men are 21 times likelier to be shot and killed by police than their white peers. Unfortunately, young women of color are also victims of gun violence and police brutality. The campaign is aimed at achieving the following goals:
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We believe that Determination, Character and Preparation are prerequisites to success. We honor these men as Men of Valor because they live out the true meaning of; "To succeed - do the best you can, where you are, with what you have". Our youths must not allow their ethnicity or environmental conditions define their level of achieving success. It is important that our youths realize that the difference between the impossible and the possible lies in their determination.
This honor is given to express sincere thanks for rending service that is an integral part of the preparatory stages for our youths' future success. This honor is given to you because you have earned it with excellence in the performance in your tangible and intangible donationsto mankind; especially to African Americans. We want you to know that what you do for the betterment of others does not go unnoticed.
"Keep Doing What You Are Doing, Because It's All Good".
Joining the NAACP means so much more than membership within an organization: you are becoming a part of a community. Youth members are some of the most active supporters in our ongoing efforts to protect, defend, and fight for civil rights.
Annual Dues: $10 AGES 12-17 (GRADES 7-12) Annual Dues: $15 AGES 18 - 20
Why you need to join:
Become involved in issues that impact your future Uplift your community Gain valuable leadership skills that will benefit you for lifeSignature events: Veteran’s breakfast, Juvenile Justice Workshop, Voter Registration Education SummitPlease send your dues to: LOS ANGELES NAACP 1046B Post Office Box 56408Los Angeles, CA 90056If you are interested in having your child join the Youth Council, please RSVP @ LAYouthCouncil1046B@gmail.com. Due to the pandemic, Youth Council
meetings will be held via Zoom.
JOIN THE NAACP YOUTH COUNCIL YOU ARE OUR FUTURE LEADERS
OUR FOCUS:TRAINING AND DEVELOPING THE SKILLS NECESSARY FOR LEADERSHIP AND ACTIVISM. MOBILIZATION, COMMUNITY EDUCATION, AND YOUTH ACTIVITIES ARE ESSENTIAL FOCUS AREAS OF THE YOUTH COUNCIL.
We are looking for middle and high students, from all racial backgrounds, who are interested in developing skills necessary for leadership and activism aimed at securing equality for all people.
WHEN YOUTH RISE, THEY TRANSFORM:
As the bloodline of the NAACP, we look to you to give the association the fire, fuel, and motivation to keep advancing through the trials of being a person of color in America.
The NAACP’s Afro-Academic, Cultural, Technological and Scientific Olympics (ACT-SO) is a yearlong achievement program designed to recruit, stimulate, and encourage high academic and cultural achievement among African-American high school students.
Joining the NAACP means so much more than membership within an organization: you are becoming a part of a community. Youth members are some of the most active supporters in our ongoing efforts to protect, defend, and fight for civil rights.For any Youth Council Inquiries, please reach out to LAYouthCouncil1046B@gmail.comVisit
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