Youth & Education

David and Goliath. Tiananmen Square. Elizabeth Eckford, of the Little Rock Nine, against an angry mob and the National Guard. In every social revolution, the youth of society have always played the defining role in a community’s struggle for freedom and equality. In keeping with that tradition, the Detroit Branch NAACP Youth & Education initiative¬†transform bright and eager idealists into effective community leaders and heroes. Its undying mission is to nurture leadership skills in ordinary people in the faith that they will rise to extraordinary challenges and become beacons to others who choose freedom.

In addition to guiding our young people to uplift their community, we also help them to empower themselves through a college education. Without a weapon there can be no revolution, and what better weapon can there be to fight ignorance and prejudice than the human mind?

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    • Hello Joshua and thank you for contacting the Detroit Branch NAACP. Someone will be in contact with you soon and we look forward to your continued participation and support. We encourage you to attend our General Membership Meetings every 4th Thursday of each Month, visit our website, or contact our office at 313-871-2087 for all monthly updates. Additionally, we invite you to join us for the 50th Anniversary of the Martin Luther King Jr., Freedom Walk. The event will be held June 22, 2013 and we will meet at the intersection of Warren & Forest at 9:00A.M. More information can be found at http://www.freedomwalkdetroit.com.

  1. Good Morning,

    I am the program manager for a youth organization on the lower east side of Detroit. Youth on the Edge of Greatness is a subsidiarity organization of Warren Conner Development Coalition that serves youth ages 11 through 14. We strive to prepare our participants to become productive citizens by providing Drug/Alcohol prevention, Conflict Resolution, Community pride, Tutoring and other educationally stimulating curriculum. The NAACP mission is one that I would like to also expose the children of our program to. I would like to see if there is any way possible that a speaker from your organization could take the time out of their busy schedule to come speak with our children and enlighten them about the issues facing our world today and how important it is to continue on with their education. It takes a village to raise a child and I’m just trying to do my part in helping our youth experience as much as possible, even the things I am not familiar with.

    Please feel free to contact me at your convenience via email or phone to inform me of any availability if any of a speaker. In advance, thank you so much for your time and consideration.

    Sincere Appreciation,
    Toni Joseph

    • Hello Toni and thank you for contacting the Detroit Branch NAACP. Our Youth Council meets every 1st and 3rd Wednesday of each month at 6:00PM. We invite you to bring your youth out to join us. Currently we are preparing for the 50th Anniversary of the Martin Luther King Jr., Freedom Walk. The event will be held June 22, 2013 and we will meet at the intersection of Warren & Forest at 9:00A.M. There will be a youth focused event on Friday, June 21, 2013 as well. More information can be found at http://www.freedomwalkdetroit.com or by calling 313-871-2087.

  2. I would like to know are there any youth centered events coming up? I am the director of a mentor program for female student-athletes in grades 8-12. The program focuses on sports nutrition, peer teaching, proper sportsmanship, life skills, mental readiness and more. I am looking for an opportunity where youth (and their parents) will become aware of this offering, maybe even facilitate a mini-workshop.

    • Hello Crystal and thank you for contacting the Detroit Branch NAACP. Our Youth Council meets every 1st and 3rd Wednesday of each month at 6:00PM. We invite you to bring your youth out to join us. Currently we are preparing for the 50th Anniversary of the Martin Luther King Jr., Freedom Walk. The event will be held June 22, 2013 and we will meet at the intersection of Warren & Forest at 9:00A.M. There will be a youth focused event on Friday, June 21, 2013 as well. More information can be found at http://www.freedomwalkdetroit.com.

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