2020 NEXTGEN Leaders

img_2629The NAACP Next Generation (NEXTGEN) Program is a 24-month leadership development training program for young adult NAACP members between the ages of 21 and 40. Our 2020 NEXTGEN Program includes young professionals from 33 different states encompassing diverse educational, professional and social justice backgrounds. NEXTGEN participants complete a rigorous training program, including classroom trainings, webinar trainings, case studies, group assignments and special projects on leadership fundamentals, political action, economic empowerment, criminal justice, environmental justice, health advocacy, budgeting, fundraising, technology, and direct action. NEXTGEN participants are civically engaged young professionals committed to equality and social justice.

421 applications were received for the 2020 NEXTGEN Program. 286 young leaders were accepted into the 2020 NEXTGEN Program.

Here are the participants accepted into the 2020 NEXTGEN Program:

Alabama
Terrance Adkins
Iesha Brooks
Shalela Dowdy
Zhante Ivy-Jones
Shynae Kelley-Howard
Jamie McClain
Claire Nicholson
Tania Russell
Charlencia Taylor
Tynara Taylor-Miller
Joshua Thompson

Arizona
Robert Barlow
Armonee Jackson
Kyley Jameison
Justin Lloyd
Adielle Ridley

Arkansas
Christopher Barnett
Marsalis Weatherspoon

California
Ayana Brown
Casey Frails
D’Aungillique Jackson
Whitney Jenkins
Melissa Morris
Brandon Thorne
Lonnie Wall
Brittany Watkins

Colorado
Charizma Johnson

Connecticut
Antoinette Badillo
Kaylee Crockett
Hunter Parker
Marzina Tubbs

DC
Sabrina Anthony
Angela Bonham
Dwight Deloatch
Lena Hardaway
LaTasha Hill
Dijon Stokes

Florida
Elijah Bowdre
Lasheda Brooks
Rene Demetrius
Rishan Duhaney
Crystal Harris
Nigisti HiSmith
Nastassia Janvier
Iman Lyons
Shamelil Mattis
Benjamin Mitchell
Aisha Nash
Amber Nixon
Sondisa Obie
Keiandra Payton
Shaniqua Rose
Kadeem Rowe
Ashley Scott
Kareece St George
Octavia Thomas

Georgia
Patrick Brown
Keturah Butler-Reed
Laurita Colvin
Kimberly Dugger
Brandon Harris
Ali Holness-Roland
Kiaira Jackson
Ariel Jones
Patwanda Parks
Yusef Polite
Christopher Scott
Kara Shipp
Demorn Watts
Demi Williams

Illinois
Kenneth Cook
Nina Gougis
Brittany Grimes
Anthony Hendrix
Shannon Hines
Mariah Madison
John McDonald
Yunek Moore
Jasmine Sargent
Logan Tuley-Tillman

Indiana
Rasheed Abdul-Rahman
Dezimon Alicea
Nickole Cobb
Antonio Cornelius
Jarrah Hamer
Stacia Kelly
Richard Okello
Shanita Redd

Iowa
Cassandra Bragg
Kenyada Coney
Jaelynn Smith-Harmon

Kentucky
Isreal Hodges
Jasmine Vance

Louisiana
Kristen Mouton

Maryland
Latavia Alexander
Klara Annibal
Seanniece Bamiro
Virgil Collington
La’Tisha Crawford
Amanda Hamilton
Charles Harper
Deonna Hayes
Almaz Hewitt
Alicia Joynes
Christian Kearney
NaShona Kess
Jenene Lee
Kendra Lindsey
Dwayne London
Ashley Ogbonna
Julio Richardson
Robert Smith
Dea Thomas
Ryan Turner
Byron Warren
LaSheena Williams
De’Antre Woodland

Massachusetts
Shaquille Anderson
Ivis Batista
Marcus Curry
Joshua Epps
Samantha LaMartine

Michigan
Alphonso Amos
Valerie Cook
Tina Gibbs
Ashley Hails
Bilal Hodges
Chiquita Jackson
Te`Lor McClary
Brandon Parker
Jermaine Peguese
Jenai Teamer
Dorian Tyus
Eneziah Walters
LaGina Washington

Minnesota
Angela Myers

Mississippi
Elijah Davis
Roosevelt Hawkins Jr.
Jessica Orey
Brianna Williams

Missouri
Markena Hall
Steven Alan Ramsey
Mariah Robinson

New Jersey
Tyrus Ballard
Charlene Bathelus
Alexander Bland
Daisha Carson
Dante Carter
Sescily Coney
Arabia Crawford
Constance Days-Chapman
Dominelle KioKo Emmanuel
Paula Gordon
Jasmine Hardy
Marcius Hopkins
Kayla McDermott-Cobbs
Irvin Moreno-Rodriguez
A’Dorian Murray-Thomas
Sandra Newman
Dawan Parker
Nia Pierce
Khaliyah Pugh
Christine Rigodon
Jasmine Smith
Roshard Williams

New Mexico
Devont’e Watson

New York
Monsurat Adebanjo
Shannon Alomar
Rasheida Alston
Nia Alvarez-Mapp
Damarcus Bell
Elizabeth Bestman
Ashlee Bolton
Chelsea Bowens
Alexandre Desrosiers
Jessica Douglas
Satia Gardner
Valerie Henderson
Leilani Irvin
Jenai Jackson
Monique Jones
John Joyner
Korin Kirk
Rebeca Lafond
Raychel Lewis
Nyell Lopez
Charles Mays
Dominique Miller
Dana Mondesire
Derek Moore
Shermena Nelson
Brandon Parkes
Daisy Perry
Raabia Qasim
Malynda Rascoe
Edwin Raymond
William Smith
Kamille Stewart
Ashlee Thibaud
Chantelle Walker
Samantha Williams
Paul Wilt

North Carolina
Tiffany Cannon
Jasmine Hughes
Catherine Leake
Da’Quan Love
Jeremiah Pickett III
Shakeema Priester
Breeana White
Torre White

Ohio
Esther Banks
Jessica Brown
Devontá Dickey
Rachel Estelle
Kareana Medouze
Tiffany Roy
Nia Stanford

Oklahoma
Mayona Presley

Pennsylvania
Aijee Austin
Jimel Calliste
Cheyenne Dantzler
Chandra Deal
Michael Jefferson
Bakari Porter
Arthur Woods

Rhode Island
Ellen Cola
Nicole Tingle

South Carolina
Alexander Dukes
Julia Evans
Alexis Grant
Sharina Haynes
Eryka Wallace
Shaylah Webb
Deontay Winchester

Tennessee
Alfred Attaway
Ayra Burney-Moorehead
Braxton Coleman
David Conner
Edward Elam
Keviyanah Gilmore
Paris Lee
Megan Lowe
Jovante Mahone
Kendrick Nunnery
Vikki Nunnery
Malik Robertson

Texas
Ashley Bohanon
Cameron Campbell
Staci Childs
Tia Cole
Jibrell Crump
Cierra Evans
Maya Ewens
Derrick Flemming
Kolbey Gardner
Rachel Gentry
Carmen Gills
Alyssa Gordon
Matt Houston
MacKenzie Jenkins
Kierra Johnson
Romeal-Dorasay Johnson
David McDonald
Ricinda Parks-Turner
Candace Queen
Erica Robinson
Kaleb Taylor
Brittnee Thomas
Kareena Tucker-Grey
Majesty Wilson

Utah
Kourtney Guthrie

Virginia
Lakeshia Allen
Racquelle Bradley
Kiara Davis
Kyle Denning
D’Anna Freeman
David Hughes
Miya Johnson
Jeremy Jolly
Chanelle Jones
Adrina Macklin
Tiffany Marks
Camron Phillips
Krystle Seawright
Carol Smith
Ryan Wilson