On Saturday, September 30, the NAACP Youth Chapter of Norristown will host a Day Party to kick-off the 2017/2018 program year at the Norristown’s PAL Center located at 340 Harding Boulevard from 12:00 until 2:00. The NAACP Youth Chapter has partnered with Lincoln University, Montgomery County Community College, Brotha (DJ) Onaci Entertainment, Mothers With Sons Organization, Norristown PAL Center and a host of other civic organizations. The Day Party will feature a basketball shoot-out contest, dancing, food, step show presentation by local Greek organizations and several competitions and giveaways.
Norristown’s youth chapter of the NAACP had been inactive, but as of November of 2016, it has been revived under the leadership of Chapter Advisor, Jennifer Thompkins, a former student of Norristown High School who wants to make a difference in the community. “It is important that our young people are engaged in productive activities that will foster an understanding of civic duty, a love of community, and the motivation to achieve their career goals,” said Thompkins. Already, the youth group has sponsored a Martin Luther King Day event and a panel discussion on education and activism.
“During these times, we don’t just need young people to post about injustice, but we also need them to be committed to the work that injustice demands. The Norristown NAACP Youth Chapter can provide the education and leadership to help young people build a better world than the world that was willed to them.” Take the first step towards community commitment. Join us for an afternoon of fun and enlightenment.
About NAACP Youth Council
Juanita E. Jackson started the NAACP Youth Council in 1935. Currently, there are hundreds of state and countywide groups where young people volunteer to share their voice with other members and address issues of social justice including education, economic empowerment, health, juvenile justice, and civic engagement.