Youth Work

The Committee on Youth Work for Branches shall consist of

 

(1) the Youth Unit Advisor(s), and Youth Unit President(s) in the same community, and five (5) persons appointed by the Branch President.

 

(2) The Youth Unit Advisors and the Youth Unit Presidents shall choose the chair of the Committee.

 

(3) The Youth Work Committee shall develop and coordinate the programs of the Branch(es) and Youth Units.

 

(4) The Branch Committee on Youth Work shall turn the names, addresses and membership dues of youth solicited by the Branch over to the appropriate National Office recognized youth group, if any, in their community.

 

(5) The Youth Work Committee shall monitor the youth membership in the Branch.

 

(6) If there is no local youth unit recognized by the National Office, the Committee shall recommend the Branch apply to the National Office for a Youth Charter and organize the appropriate youth group.

(Youth Council Membership)

a. Any person under age twenty-five (25) who is in accordance with the principles and policies of the Association, may become a member of a Youth Council, with the consent of the Board of Directors, by accepting the terms of the Constitution of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, and by paying annually the requisite fee. By his/her 25th birthday, the Youth Council member must transfer his/her membership to the Branch or College Chapter if currently enrolled as a student at said college or university.

 

b. Members of the Association in good standing, where Youth Councils are being formed, or who establish residence in a community where a Youth Council is in existence may affiliate with the local Youth Council and be entitled to vote upon presenting satisfactory evidence of their membership. They shall not be assessed annual membership fees by the Youth Council until the expiration of the annual membership for which they have paid.

 

c. Members of a Youth Council shall affiliate and vote with only one Unit at a time.

(High School Chapters)

a. Any person who is enrolled as a student in a high school or comparable secondary school who is in accordance with the principles and policies of the Association, may become a member of a High School Chapter, with the consent of the Board of Directors, by accepting the terms of the Constitution of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, and by paying annually the requisite fee. On his/her 21st birthday, the High School Chapter member must transfer his/her membership to the Young Adult Council.

 

b. Members of the Association in good standing, where High School Chapters are being formed, or who establish residence in a community where a High School Chapter is in existence, may affiliate with the local High School Chapter and be entitled to vote upon presenting satisfactory evidence of their membership. They shall not be assessed annual membership fees by the High School Chapter until the expiration of the annual membership for which they have paid.

 

c. Members of a High School Chapter shall affiliate and vote with only one Unit at a time.

(Junior Youth Councils)

a. Any person under age 13, who is in accordance with the principles and policies of the Association, may become a member of a Junior Youth Council, with the consent of the Board of Directors, by accepting the terms of the Constitution of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, and by paying annually the requisite fee. On his/her 13th birthday, the Junior Youth Council member must transfer his/her membership to the Youth Council.

 

b. Members of the Association in good standing, where Junior Youth Councils are being formed, or who establish residence in a community where a Junior Youth Council is in existence, may affiliate with the local Junior Youth Council and be entitled to vote upon presenting satisfactory evidence of their membership. They shall not be assessed annual membership fees by the Junior Youth Council until the expiration of the annual membership for which they have paid.

 

c. Members of a Junior Youth Council shall affiliate and vote with only one Unit at a time.

College Chapter Membership

a. Any person under the age of twenty-five (25) and/or currently enrolled as a student at a college or university who is in accordance with the principles and policies of the Association, may become a member of a College Chapter, with consent of the Board of Directors, by accepting the terms of the Constitution of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, and by paying an annual membership fee in accordance with Article IV, Section 12, a through c of these Bylaws.

 

b. Members of the Association in good standing, who are qualified for membership in the College Chapter, may affiliate with the new College Chapter, where the same is being formed in the locality, and be entitled to vote upon presenting satisfactory evidence of Association membership. They shall not be assessed annual membership fees by the College Chapter until the expiration of the annual membership for which they have paid.

 

c. Members of a College Chapter shall affiliate and vote with only one Unit at a time.