Upcoming Events and Announcements
(See our Calendar of Events for more details on committee meetings, etc.)
WANTED: Adult Advisor for Youth Council
All Youth Councils are required to have an Advisor in conformity with the rules of the Association. The Advisor must be a member in good standing of the Association, be at least twenty-five (25) years of age; reside within the vicinity in which the Youth Council operates and shall be in accord with the aims and objectives of the Association.
An Advisor can be very helpful in providing guidance to young people and sharing information. Advisors also help ensure continuity and stability of the youth unit. After your current leaders have graduated, an Advisor can help ensure that the organization stays on track and acquires new leaders.
Advisors should work with the Youth Council, but should not direct nor dictate the organization’s programs and activities. However, Advisors should be frank in offering suggestions, considerations, or ideas for the group’s discussion.
Please contact Jeanette Lightfoot at 703-772-9871 or Roscoe Lewis at 703-967-3641 for information.
ACT-SO Information Sessions and Sign Up
ACT-SO is an acronym for Afro-Academic, Cultural, Technological and Scientific Olympics. ACT-SO is an enrichment program designed to recruit, stimulate, improve and encourage high academic and cultural achievement among African-American high school students. Vernon Jarrett, a renowned author and journalist, initiated the idea of an "Olympics of the Mind" that would promote and reward academic achievers the same way sports heroes are honored. The first national ACT-SO competition was held in 1978 in Portland, Oregon.
__Computer Science (03)
__Earth & Space Sciences (04)
__Medicine and Health (07)
Qualified local winners win a trip to the National ACT-SO Competition
in Las Vegas, NV, July 17-20th 2014.
At the National level, winners compete for cash awards of
$2,000, $1,500 and $1,000 in each category.
Call Jennifer Lightfoot, Chair (703) 963-6211 Call Jeanette Lightfoot, Co-Chair (703) 772-9871
Alexandria NAACP Meeting Dates
Alexandria NAACP will hold its Executive Committee Meetings at the Shiloh Baptist Church Office on Duke Street. General Membership Meetings will be held at different locations in the Alexandria Community, TBA.
The Mission and Vision of the Branch
The mission of the Alexandria Branch of National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) is to ensure the political, educational, social, and economic equality of rights of all persons and to eliminate racial hatred and racial discrimination.
The vision of the Branch is to ensure a society in which all individuals have equal rights without discrimination based on race.