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Program Overview

Our mission is to develop leadership and advocacy skills in youth and young adults. Driven by a spirit of service and activism, we focus our energies on facilitating activities that engage, empower and mobilize young people in building bright futures for themselves and their communities.

The goal for our youth is to develop and teach qualities such as: self-confidence, interpersonal skills, professional communications skills, problem resolution techniques and skills, community and political awareness, personal responsibility and accountability.


Developing a New Generation of Civil Rights and Community Leaders within the Greater Providence, RI community.


  • Provide young people with personal and leadership development training
  • Proactive political and community activism
  • Public awareness of the necessity of positive youth engagement


Students have always been at the forefront of most major social movements. From the Civil Rights Movement of the 60's to the anti-apartheid movement of the 1980's, student activism has forced society and the world to change. NAACP Providence Youth Council members are engaged in social justice activism addressing issues at the local, state and national level. The primary focus issues for the Youth Council are the following:

  • Economic Development
  • Education
  • Health
  • Juvenile Justice
  • Voter Empowerment

Youth Council Membership

  • Regular Youth with Annual Crisis Magazine Subscription: $15.00
  • Regular Youth without Annual Crisis Magazine Subscription: $10.00

Youth Sessions

  • Are held at least 1 Wednesday per month from 5:30pm-7:30pm at John Hope Settlement Center, 7 P. Whitten Way, Providence, RI 02903, and 1 Saturday per month from 10am-noon at The Center Carriage House, 570 Broad Street, Providence, RI 02907
  • Go from September to May with the summer off (however youth will attend the Links, Inc College Fair in June at Brown University). The Executive Committee will meet a few times throughout the summer to develop the year's agenda.

Contact Us

Please send us your comments and questions to youthcouncil@naacpprov.org

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