Youth Movement

In 1960, The NAACP proudly saluted the involvement of Its youth members in the sit-in demonstrations that began in Greensboro, North Carolina in an effort to desegregate lunch counters. In 1961 The youth and college Division shifted it emphasis from sit-in to demonstrations to demands for jobs and equal opportunities for workers. In 1963 youth members from around the country responded to the call for a “Jobs and Freedom” March on Washington.

In 1965 with the passage of the Voting Rights Act, the NAACP Youth prove effective in registering over 350,000 voters. During the period to 1966 - 1981, the Youth Council and College Chapters instituted a vigorous campaign to register minorities between the ages of 18 - 24, resulting in a 40 percent increase in registered voters in this age category. Since its inception in 1936, the Youth and College Division has continued to serve as the premier training ground for our young citizens to engage in their registered voters in this age category.

With the hard work and dedication of our youth members, the Youth and College Division has carry out its mission of developing an intelligent, and effective youth leadership under the presidency of Miss Dominque Penny since 2012.

On October 21, 2013, High Point Youth Council of High Point North Carolina received its charter with twenty five youth and one adult a advisor and reorganized on June 30, 2017 with Thirty one youth members, an adult advisor and Advisor
in training.