Youth Council

General Meeting

Youth Council Meeting 1st Tuesday of the Month at 7:15 PM
1530 Madison Avenue SE, Grand Rapids.

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The mission of the NAACP Youth Council shall be to inform youth of the problems affecting African Americans and other racial and ethnic minorities; to advance the economic, education, social and political status of African Americans and other racial and ethnic minorities and their harmonious cooperation with other peoples; to stimulate an appreciation of the African Diaspora and other people of color’s contribution to civilization; and to develop an intelligent, militant effective youth leadership.

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Ja’Von L. Fields

Youth Council President, Greater Grand Rapids NAACP

Newly elected President of the Greater Grand Rapids NAACP Youth Council, first joined the organization in February of 2017. His involvement with the NAACP ranges from being President of his local branch, to Juvenile Justice Chair of the MI State Youth & College Divison, and a certified Trainer of the National NAACP Youth & Collge Divison. Ja’Von attends Grand Rapids Community College where he is majoring in Political Science. He plans to transfer to an HBCU, but he is still not sure where. Please join us in congratulating our NAACP Greater Grand Rapids Youth Council President-elect Ja’Von L. Fields.

Ja’Von L. Fields serves as the President of the Greater Grand Rapids Branch NAACP Youth Council. His involvement with the NAACP ranges from being President of his local youth council and he is a certified Civic Engagement trainer of the National NAACP Youth & College Division.

Ja’Von attends Grand Valley State University where he is majoring in Political Science with a concentration in Legal Studies. Ja’Von’s community involvement ranges from being a board member of the Police Chief Advisory Team, a community impact team member with A Glimpse of Africa, and a member of the National Professional Men’s Network.

Ja’Von has previously worked for two civic engagement organizations including NextGen America and For Our Future Fund.

Youth Council Meetings

NAACP Youth Council currently meets on the 1st Tuesday of each month from 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm. If you have any questions regarding these meetings, please contact us at 616-719-3478 today.

Recent News

Last nights Twitter Town Hall was a major success as we gathered over 25 youth of all ages to start the conversation about what it takes to become an entrepreneur. The energy in the room was magnetic and we are so grateful for everyone who showed up and participated. We believe our youth are our future and through hard work, dedication and the right mentors they can achieve what most see as unattainable. Through Inspiration and exposure we help them see life through a different lens and explore their creative mind. In the words of the great Madam C.J. Walker we encourage them to live by this quote “Don’t sit down and wait for the opportunities to come. Get up and make them.”

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