NAACP San Diego Youth Council
The mission of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is to ensure the political, educational, social and economic equality of rights of all persons and to eliminate racial hatred and racial discrimination.
Over seventy-seven years ago during the NAACP's St. Louis Convention, a passionate and determined youth delegate, Juanita E. Jackson, challenged the leadership of the Association to create a department that focused on the growing concerns of Black youth in America. Through her intelligent leadership, the National Board of Directors passed a resolution creating the NAACP Youth & College Division and named Ms. Jackson its first Youth Secretary in March of 1936.
The San Diego NAACP Youth Council was founded in April 2012 along with the San Diego State University NAACP College Chapter. The Youth Council is comprised of youth and young adults between the ages of 14-24 that want to make a positive impact in their community.