The NAACP Youth & College Division is Honoring Our Elders and Renewing Our Determination
WHEREAS, the NAACP Youth & College Division is celebrating its 75th Anniversary as a division of the NAACP; and
WHEREAS, the NAACP Youth & College Division continues to exercise its "voice" in the struggle for racial equality, social justice and civil rights in our communities throughout the United States of America through community involvement and college activism; and
WHEREAS, young people have received a place at the NAACP Board table, thanks to youth delegate Juanita E. Jackson who in 1936 asked and received a majority of support for the formation of the NAACP Youth & College Division; and
WHEREAS, developing future leaders to one day step up and step into the roles of the adults in the local units, state units and national office has been on-going; and
WHEREAS, the NAACP Youth & College Division continues to focus on seeking and finding youth from diverse communities to join our association and assume leadership in civil rights advocacy and activism; and
WHEREAS, the "youth of yesterday" are now our elders, role models, teachers and leaders in this great organization.
THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the local units, state units and college chapters that make up the NAACP Youth & College Division express appreciation to the elders in our association, ages 55+ for their tireless efforts over our 75 years as a division and 102 years as an association; and
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that officers and members in the NAACP Youth & College Division solemnly affirm to develop the skills, talents and abilities needed to speak out and mobilize into action wherever injustice and inequality exist; and
BE IT FINALLY RESOLVED, that the NAACP Youth & College Division calls upon all youth units and college chapters to continue to work independently and side by side with our adult branches to make our association stronger and more determined as we move forward and face the challenges ahead.