NAACP Branch 3053 Young Adults Committee
Latest News: On May 21st, the Young Adults Committee hosted a community job fair (inviting local
residents, including residents returning to the community from incarceration) to connect to gainful employment. We helped 50 individuals connect to a dozen employers who offered over 100 jobs including an entrepreneurial opportunity to start their own business. Jesseca Chatman, committee chair, appeared on local TV to promote the job fair. See her WRTV-6 interview here.
To secure the political, educational, social, and economic equality of rights in order to eliminate race-based discrimination and ensure the health and well-being of all persons.
The Greater Indianapolis NAACP Branch 3053 Young Adults Committee (YAC) welcomes adults age 21-40.
The YAC educates, stimulates and mobilizes young adults in the fight for social justice in Indianapolis.
To host educational forums, community service projects, and social events to actively recruit young adult NAACP members in the Indianapolis area.
The YAC will:
Work on the 6 NAACP Game Changers (Economic Sustainability, Health, Education, Public Safety & Criminal Justice, Voting Rights & Political Representation, and Expanding Youth & Young Adult Engagement) to support the NAACP committee activities
Create a mentorship program to assist the Youth & College Division and Youth Council
Train advocates and recruit new members
Connect to leadership and advocacy training ***
Network and socialize
2nd Thursdays at 6:30 pm (meetings during even numbered months are in person; odd numbered months are via conference call)
*** The national NAACP is encouraging young adults (21-35) interested in leadership development to apply to the NAACP Next Generation "NEXTGEN" Young Profession Leadership program. The application deadline is November 1, 2019
Jesseca Chatman is the first Greater Indianapolis NAACP branch member accepted into this program and is currently wrapping up her 12 months as a 2019 NEXTGEN leader. She is open to sharing her experience and answering any questions!
For more information please visit: http://www.naacp.org/campaigns/naacp-next-generation/