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NEXTGEN Young Professional Leadership Program

NEXTGEN cohort

Supporting future leaders

The NEXTGEN Leadership Program provides comprehensive leadership and advocacy training for young adults on a mission to become the next generation of civil rights leaders. Participants network with peers, establish strong leadership skills, and deepen their understanding of issues impacting the Black community. Successful graduates become boots on the ground their communities and local NAACP branches, sustaining the fight for equality for all.

Akosua Ali - NAACP Board of Directors

Young people will always be at the core of every critical social justice movement and we are thrilled at this opportunity to not only train, but also uplift and empower the rising leaders in our community.

- Akosua Ali, NAACP DC Branch President

To apply for NEXTGEN

Applicants must be:

  • Between 21 and 40 years old.
  • Passionate about developing leadership skills to become an effective civil rights activist.
  • Willing to join the NAACP (if not already a member) once accepted into the program.

The 2021 NEXTGEN application cycle closed in November 2020 and participants were notified in February 2021.

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