Application Period for Art & Essay and ACT-SO Contests are Now Open

27th Annual Detroit Branch NAACP Fight For Freedom Fund Dinner Art & Essay Contest
The Art & Essay contest gives students in elementary, middle and high school the opportunity to explain, “What the Civil Rights Struggle Means to Me.”  Students may submit either an art entry, essay entry or both.  The contest is done in partnership with Coca-Cola and Detroit Public Schools Community District.  Students are competing for an opportunity to win cash prizes, and for their winning entries to be displayed during the Detroit Branch NAACP’s 62nd Annual Fight For Freedom Fund Dinner. The deadline for entry submission is Friday, March 10, 2017.

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Click the link  27th Annual Art & Essay Contest to download the instructions and entry packet. 

Detroit Branch NAACP and Detroit NAACP Youth Council Afro-Academic, Cultural, Technological, Scientific Olympics (ACT-SO) Competitions
ACT-SO is a competition open to high school students in the areas of: STEM, Humanities, Performing Arts, Visual Arts and Business.  The Detroit Branch NAACP and Detroit NAACP Youth Council will both host local ACT-SO Competitions.  There are 32 categories students are able to choose from to compete for a chance to win a Bronze, Silver, or Gold Medals and cash prizes.  The local Gold Medal winners qualify to compete in the NAACP’s National ACT-SO Competition which will be held in Baltimore, MD July 19-23, 2017.

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Click the link ACT-SO to learn more about the competition enrichment sessions and download the application and category guidelines.  

Detroit NAACP Youth Council College Writing Workshop

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Join the Detroit NAACP Youth Council, in partnership with Grand Valley State University, for our College Writing Workshop on Wednesday, January 18 from
6-7:30 pm. The workshop is free and open to youth ages 12-18.  Refreshments will be served.

Detroit Branch NAACP B.R.I.D.G.E.S Summer Program

There are still a few weeks left to engage young people between the ages of 14-24 in our summer B.R.I.D.G.E.S program.  Building Resources In Detroit Giving Expanded Services is entering it’s 6th year providing a safe environment for City of Detroit youth and DPS students.  Check out one of our locations Monday-Thursday and join us on Friday for our Professional Development sessions.

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Detroit Branch NAACP and Detroit NAACP Youth Council ACT-SO Showcase

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Join us on Wednesday, July 6 at 6 p.m. as our Detroit Branch NAACP and Detroit NAACP Youth Council ACT-SO Delegation prepare to go to Cincinnati for the National NAACP ACT-SO Competition.  Witness our young people present their performance pieces and presentations as they prepare to Go for the Gold!

Detroit Teachers Deserve Our Support

20160122_113043Please see the official press statement given at a press conference held on Friday, January 22, 2016, in support of Detroit Public School teachers.  Several members of Detroit’s faith based community along with national, state and local elected officials stood together to call for the Governor, State Legislature and Emergency Manager Darnell Earley to not take punitive actions against Detroit Public School teachers but to take the necessary steps to provide Detroit’s school children with a quality education.

Click the link Detroit Teachers Deserve Our Support to read the press statement in its entirety.

Detroit NAACP Youth Council Open House and ACT-SO Kick-Off

Detroit NAACP Youth Council Open House(1)Join the Detroit NAACP Youth Council for their Open House to learn about the great opportunities and programming offered by the Youth Council. It will be an afternoon filled with food and fun! The Detroit Branch NAACP and Detroit NAACP Youth Council will also kick-off their 2016 ACT-SO season (Afro-Academic, Cultural, Technological, Scientific Olympics) with details about the upcoming local competitions.

The Open House is free and open to the public. The Detroit NAACP Youth Council asks for all attendees to bring a can good to help with their can food drive collection.

Saturday, November 21, 2015
1:00 p.m. — 3:00 p.m.
Detroit Branch NAACP
8220 Second Avenue
Detroit, MI 48202

For more information please call (313) 871-2087.

Detroit Branch NAACP’s B.R.I.D.G.E.S Program is Underway

Bridges - digital 2The Detroit Branch NAACP’s B.R.I.D.G.E.S program provides an opportunity for open recreation and professional development workshops centered around career readiness, financial literacy, civic engagement and healthy active lifestyles. The B.R.I.D.G.E.S program is for young people between the ages of 14-24 who are either City of Detroit residents or DPS students.

Open Gym
Monday — Thursday
3:00 p.m. — 7:00 p.m.
until August 13, 2015
Locations:
King High School
3200 E. Lafayette St.
Detroit, MI 48207
Communication & Media Arts High School
14771 Mansfield
Detroit, MI 48227

Professional Development Workshops
Fridays (July 24, July 31, August 7, August 14, August 21)
11:00 a.m. — 1:00 p.m.
Detroit Branch NAACP
8220 Second Avenue
Detroit MI 48202

For more information please call (313) 664-2406.

Detroit Branch NAACP Stands Opposed to Four Day Curfew Extension

Detroit Branch NAACP President, Rev. Dr. Wendell Anthony, issued the following statement during the Detroit City Council public hearing regarding the proposed four day curfew extension for the River Days Festival and Annual Fireworks. Please click the link below to read the statement.

Official Statement Proposed Four Day Curfew