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Our Youth & College leaders activate and engage young leaders under 25 to address civil rights and social justice issues.

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Wisdom Cole

Words are no substitute for impact and action.  

- Wisdom O. Cole, Interim National Director for NAACP Youth and College

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National Youth Works Committee

The National Youth Works Committee is a sub-committee of the National Board of the Directors.

  • Regional members of this committee shall be elected by the regions at the National Convention during the first regional meeting.
  • Members' names are to be submitted during the National Convention at the next plenary session.
  • Newly elected members will take office immediately following the close of the National Convention and serve a two-year term.
  • Seven (7) adult members are to be elected in even-numbered years.
  • Seven (7) youth members are to be elected in odd-numbered years.
  • Within thirty (30) days of the election, the youth members of the National Youth Works Committee must provide to the chairman of the Board of Directors proof of age.
  • A person seated as a youth member shall not serve beyond his or her twenty-fifth (25) birthday.

Duties are as follows:

  • Recommend to the Board of Directors policy, advocacy, and programmatic activities pertaining to the civil rights concerns of African American and other young people
  • Provide oversight of the implementation of these programs and policies
  • Recommend policies to increase the advocacy capacity of the Association's youth units
  • Consult with the President and CEO to recommend annual work plans and resources to effectively implement youth programs

National Youth Works Committee, Adult Representation