Region 3 Youth Board Member, National Board of Directors
Kyra Mitchell is a young emerging leader, civil-rights activist, scholar, and Saginaw, Michigan native. She is a graduate of Eastern Michigan University with her Bachelors of Business Administration, with a concentration in Accounting. She currently works at Boston Consulting Group as an associate.
She also currently serves as the Region 3 NAACP Youth Board member and President of the Michigan State Conference Youth and College Division. She previously served as the Chairman of the National Youth Work Committee for 2 consecutive terms. During her time at Eastern Michigan, she served as Vice-President of Eastern Michigan University's Black Student Union and the National Association of Black Accountants. She also served as the Director of Diversity and Community Outreach for Student Government.
Throughout her time in the NAACP, Kyra has worked with various units across her state and region to implement training, ensure units have the resources they need, and ultimately expand the NAACP's reach to communities that need it. She uses her platform in the NAACP to advocate for women's rights, criminal justice reform, Black political power, and many other areas. With this platform, she was able to work with the Michigan Department of Civil Rights and the Michigan Department of Education to create a racial equity program for township and city managers across the state of Michigan.
In 2019, Kyra received the Diversity and Inclusion Award from her school due to her efforts to change the culture on its predominantly white campus and educate minority students on the power they have. In 2020, she was recognized by her university with the Martin Luther King Student Award alongside their state Governor, Gretchen Whitmer for her work around campus and in the community to help fulfill Dr. Martin Luther King's dream.