YOUTH ENGAGEMENT

Expanding Youth and Young Adult Engagement

The NAACP is expanding the presence of youth consciousness in every aspect of the Association through significant attention to expanding engagement with key age demographic (1979 and after). Young adult engagement will be key in policy research, development and advocacy on all levels. Greater support is being made to enhance the capacity of local units to recruit, engage, train and retain young adults. Innovative approaches are being taken on young adult membership and program engagement. 

Junior Youth Councils

Membership: Any person under the age of 13

Focus: Providing interactive and entertaining instruction on the history of Africans in the Diaspora (specifically the NAACP and the Civil Rights Movement). Basic leadership development and community service are also key focus areas.

Youth Councils

Membership: Any person under the age of 25

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.

High School Chapters

Membership: Any person who is enrolled as a student in high school or comparable secondary school

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.

College Chapters

Membership: Any person under the age of 25 and/or currently enrolled as a student at a college or university.

Focus: Training and fine-tuning intellectual and leadership skills manifest in an increased level of social and political activism.

Chapter Supporting Activities:

  1. High School Chapter - providing open forum discussion on race elations

  2. Workshop at the 2020 Westchester Social Justice Forum on Sunday March 29th

  3. Meets on 3rd Monday of every month

Peekskill NAACP

Branch #2170

P.O. Box 2601

Peekskill, New York 10566

www.peekskillnaacp.org

Email: peekskillnaacp@gmail.com

Phone: 845-260-5910

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