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Youth & College Committee

Celebrating Over 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 550 Junior Youth Councils, 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.

Youth Council Advisors


Kyla Gilmore

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Dion Cavin

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Monica Johnson


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, effective youth leadership.

Youth and College Issues

  • Voting Rights and Political Representation

  • Economic Sustainability

  • Juvenile Justice

  • Education

  • Health

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