NAACP Youth Council seeks members

Young people interested in joining the DeKalb NAACP can attend the chapter’s Youth Council meeting on June 24 in Decatur.

The meeting is open to youth 18 years and younger who are in middle and high school. It starts at 5 p.m. at 2624 Rainbow Creek Drive.

The NAACP Youth Council, created in 1935 by Juanita E. Jackson, seeks to develop intelligent and militant effective youth leadership.

Its mission is to inform young people about the problems affecting African Americans and other racial and ethnic minorities; to advance their economic, educational, social and political status; and to stimulate an appreciation of the African Diaspora and other people of color’s contribution to civilization.

Teresa Hardy, the DeKalb NAACP president, said adults who know young people who can benefit from membership should encourage them to attend and to contact the chapter at 404 241-8006.