Youth & College

A New Generation of Leadership
     The NAACP believes strongly that future leaders must be developed today, and such development is ongoing in the Youth & College Division, created in 1936. Today there are more than 400 Youth Councils and College Chapters actively involved in voter registration.

     The NAACP has one of the largest organized groups of young people of any secular organization in the country. Some 67,000 youth are involved with the NAACP through its Youth Councils and College Division. Its objectives are to inspire, motivate, and create interest in civic activities; provide young people with an understanding of pertinent issues; develop organizational skills for implementation of community-related activities; and encourage active participation in these activities.

     Youth units attend NAACP conventions, sponsor tutorial programs, conduct voter registration drives, hold black history essay contests, and host Mr. and Miss. NAACP pageants.

     There are more than 12,000,000 registered African American voters. Believing that "a voteless people are a hopeless people," the NAACP's voter empowerment efforts work tirelessly to achieve full political empowerment for African Americans.

     To inform youth of the problems affecting Africans in the Diaspora and other people of color.

     To advance the economic, educational, social, and political status of Africans in the Diaspora and other people of color.

     To stimulate an appreciation of the African American contribution to US civilization.

     To develop an intelligent and militant youth leadership.


Mar-Saline Branch Youth Officers


President:      Rachel Elmore

Vice-President:      Stephanie Elmore

Secretary/Treasurer:      Iesha Lewis

Youth Advisor:      Rev. Nelson Gabriel 

Meetings:      10:00a.m. - 1st Saturday of Each Month

Handy Chapel AME Church, 450 E. Jackson, Marshall, MO 65340



Past Events

National Day of College Preparation: Friday Sept. 26, 2008

Marshall Civic Center, Marshall MO

Soul Food Dinner & Gospel Extravaganza: Friday Sept. 26, 2008

First Untied Methodist Church, Marshall, MO

Day of Health: Saturday, Sept. 27, 2008

Marshall Civic Center, Marshall MO


National Day of College Preparation: Saturday, October 29th, 2005, 8:00-2:00, Kansas City

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Shallow understanding from people of good will is more frustrating than absolute misunderstanding from people of ill will. Lukewarm acceptance is much more bewildering than outright rejection.

Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Letter from Birmingham Jail

Injustice anywhere is a threat to
justice everywhere.

Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Letter from Birmingham Jail

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