On May 2nd, 2012 the Detroit Youth Council held their bi – weekly meeting but this meeting was different in that it was election night for the 2012-2012 Youth Council Executive Board.
The Youth Council meeting started off with an Advisors report from Mrs. Indira Pierce. She was announcing the Stop, Cops and Americas Addiction to Incarceration which will be held on Saturday May 5, 2012. The forum will be held at the Cobo Convention from 10am to 1pm followed by a forum called Americas Addiction to Incarceration from 1:30 to 4pm.
Both events will focus on the topics of Knowing your Rights, Traffic Stops, Street Stops, and Domestic Disputes. The second forum will also include information on why America has the world’s highest incarceration rate in the state of Michigan and the highest rate in the United States. So please DON’T hesitate on attending so join us this Saturday!
Also Ms. Pierce discussed the 57th Annual Fight for Freedom Fund Dinner which is May 6, 2012 also held at Cobo Convention Center. For those of the ages of 15 – 19 who are host and hostess she touched on some requirements and the importance of the dinner.
After the report from our advisor, our meeting heated up when it shifted to our Co – advisor Kamilia Landrum as she announced all candidates that are current on their membership and is a paid member 30 – days before the election running for an Executive Committee position. These candidates included:
Secretary: Kandace Nickelberry
Treasurer: D’ Avery Spearman
Second Vice President: Alexjandria Edwards, and Danielle Gates
First Vice President: Malaysha White, Naudia Harrison, Rajni - Anne Jackson, Tyreisha Williams and Kayla Wright
President: TeJaughn Rodgers, Gregory Harrison and Antashe Howard
Advisor: Indiria Pierce
After her report, the chair nominating committee re-stated the each candidate had a maximum time of 2-minutes for their speech. Once all the speeches were completed the voting began. Members of the nomination committee counted all the votes but we ended up with a three way tie between Malaysha White, Naudia Harrison and Rajni - Anne Jackson for First Vice President. So, we voted a final time for those three candidates to break the tie before announcing all new Executive Board members. Mical Holt announced the winning candidates for 2012 – 2013 as followed:
Kandance Nickelberry – Secretary
D’Avery Spearman – Treasurer
Alexjandria Edwards – Second Vice President
Naudia Harrison – First Vice President
Gregory Harrison – President
Indiria Pierce – Advisor
Our next Detroit Youth Council meeting will be held on May 16, 2012 at the Detroit NAACP Branch at 8220 Second Ave. Detroit, MI 48202 at 6:00pm. So start getting involved with the NAACP Youth Council we make a difference and so can you!
Submitted by: Naudia Harrison 11th Grader at West Bloomfield High school & 1st Vice President