About Our Youth-College Unit

Mission 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, militant effective youth leadership. (Source).

Vision Statement 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. (Source).

Objectives The following statement of objectives is found on the first page of the NAACP Constitution — the principal objectives of the Association shall be:
  • Provide young people with personal and leadership development training
  • Proactive political and community activism
  • Public awareness of the necessity of positive youth engagement
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