Western Wayne County NAACP engage with youth


March 29, 2018

Students at Melvindale ABT learn about the NAACP and register to vote

Youth from around Wayne County Michigan have been learning about the importance of civic engagement. The Youth Engagement Committee of the Western Wayne County Branch of the NAACP have been registering students to as they turn 18 years old. The committee has registered students to vote at four local school districts that has resulted in new voters in eleven cities.

Students at Robichaud High School get a lesson on NAACP

The students have shown a level of excitement that wasn't expected, but was welcomed. Along with registering to vote, they are also learning about the history of the NAACP and learning how they can make a difference in their community and the country. Most are waiting for their opportunity to vote for President. When they were informed that that won't happened until 2020, they were disappointed, but reassured the team that they would vote in the August election.

The Western Wayne County NAACP branch is looking for more youth to be a part of their Youth Branch. Any youth or adult that want to join or be a part of the branch can attend the General Membership meetings on the second Monday of each month at 7:00pm. They meet at Christian Faith Ministries 27500 Marquette in Garden City. For more information follow them on Facebook at Western Wayne County NAACP Branch.


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