Young Adults Committee

The NAACP DC Branch Young Adults Committee implements programs and initiatives to educate, stimulate and mobilize young adults in the fight for social justice in Washington, DC. We work to advance the economic, educational, social, and political status of African American and other people of color through informing young adults of the problems affecting African Americans and other people of color.  We host educational forums, community service projects, and social events to actively recruit young adult NAACP members and to develop intelligent, militant young adult leadership in Washington, DC.


In 2018, the NAACP launched the NAACP Next Generation (NEXTGEN) Young Professional Leadership Program. NEXTGEN is a 12-month internal leadership development program intended for NAACP members between the ages of 21 and 35. The NEXTGEN curriculum focuses on leadership development, legislative action, unit administration, advocacy and program planning consistent with the six NAACP Game Changer areas Economic Sustainability, Education, Health, Criminal Justice, Civic Engagement and Youth Engagement. Applications are now being received for the 2019 NEXTGEN Program.

Anna Wheeler
Young Adults Committee Chair