The NAACP's youth programs ensure a society in which all individuals have equal rights without discrimination based on race by developing the next generation of civil rights leaders.
Youth councils and high school and college chapters help participants:
- Build healthy relationships with other participants
- Foster a sound understanding of NAACP, its programs and policies
- Develop a commitment and true dedication to work as a volunteer
- Develop an open mind to new challenges and contemporary modes of thinking.
In organizing a youth council or college chapter, it is essential to keep in mind that the work of young people and advisors is for a "cause." The Charter and Reactivation Manual for Youth & College details the steps needed to establish and run an effective NAACP unit for youth.