NAACP Youth Council Chooses its New Leaders

Detroit Branch announces five new executive office leaders to lead in implanting NAACP priorities in 2013

he Detroit Branch National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) Youth Council has chosen its new cabinet of executive officers to lead in implementing the NAACP's five "game changer" priorities in metro Detroit: voting rights, free high quality public education, affordable health care, economic sustainability public safety and criminal justice.

After receiving nominations from its youth council members, executive officer candidates were chosen last week in a final election at the group's bi-weekly meeting.

The Detroit Branch NAACP Youth Council will swear in new executive officers: president Greg Harrison 17; first vice president Kyla Wright, 16; second vice president Myles Long, 17 and Kandace Nickleberry, 14; and treasurer Lauren Smith, 15.

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"They have already started planning their yearly events," says Kamilia Landrum, advisor for the youth council, of the new officers' eagerness to get to work addressing any disparities in the community among the five game-changer priorities. "They work with the same organizations that we (NAACP) do because we always have a youth initiative."

The new council will be sworn in at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, May 15 at the Detroit Branch NAACP office. The event is open to the public.

For a schedule of Detroit Branch NAACP and Youth Council meetings, visit the BLAC Detroit online calendar.

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