Youth Council

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.


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.


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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

Here are some photos from a few weeks back GR NAACP Youth Council President Ja’Von Fields and Executive Comittee member Onessimus Peewee were asked to presenting at the Messiah African American Male Conference on Youth Engagement & Empowerment! Congratulations fellas stay woke and keep up the good work.