The mission of the NAACP Youth & College Divisionshall 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.
Youth Work Chair – Bonnie Johns
Youth & College Objectives 1- Provide young people with personal and leadership development
2-Proactive political and community activism
3-Public awareness of the necessity of positive youth engagement.
Our Youth Program:
1- The Youth Council Advisor shall chair the committee
2- The Youth Work Committee shall develop and coordinate the programs of the senior and youth groups
3- The Committee shall turn the names, addresses and membership dues of youth solicited by the Branch over to the appropriate National Office recognized youth group, if any, in their community
4- If there is no local youth group recognized by the National Office, the Branch must, upon receipt of twenty-five youth memberships, apply to the National Office for a Youth Charter and organize the appropriate youth group Read more.
Our Tutoring Program: Cheltenham Academics, a community-based, volunteer-delivered tutoring program was launched in the fall of 2010 by a partnership among the Cheltenham School District (CSD), Arcadia University , and several community-based organizations including the Cheltenham Area Branch NAACP, and Congregation Adath Jeshurun. A committee spearheaded by Cheltenham Township Commissioner Art Haywood and the CSD Superintendent, Dr. Darlene Davis met for several months to organize this effort. Cheltenham Academics is a Pennsylvania nonprofit corporation
The Cheltenham Area Branch of the NAACP is an integral part of Cheltenham Academics (CA).We were one of the founding members of CA and 3 NAACP member, Herman Carter. Scholarship Chair, David Scott, 2 nd Vice President – Legal Redress Chair, Francine Crump, Former Youth Chapter Chair, are on the board of directors and we meet every month
The Branch is also one of the two funders that are financing program operations . Read more: click here .
Our Essay Contest Winners 2012: Cheltenham Area Branch of the NAACP 2012 Essay Winners
The Cheltenham Area Branch of the NAACP which serves Cheltenham , Jenkintown, Springfield , and Plymouth Meeting and Whitemarsh Townships , gave four $500 scholarships to local high school students as a result of an essay competition earlier this year.
The winners were Jenkintown High School senior Aury Krebs (right), Plymouth Whitemarsh High school student Janelle Marie Grace (center), Springfield High School senior Calvin Speight (left), and Cheltenham High School graduate Francine Marquis (not in picture). In addition to the monetary awards, students received Certificates of Congratulations from their respective state senator, Daylin Leach, Vincent Hughes, and LeAnna M. Washington.
The award were presented to the students during the 12th Annual Freedom Fund Awards Dinner of the Cheltenham NAACP branch that was held on Saturday, June 23, at the Flourtown Country Club, hosted by Radio One executive and longtime on-air personality E. Steven Collins... MORE PICTURES CLICK HERE