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Greater Newark Youth Council NAACP #27AB

We now have our own

email address, so contact us.

Our leadership team:
Mary Williams, President
Tiana Sirmans, Vice President
Veronica Edwards, Secretary
Dounya Ramadan, Treasurer
Shaniya Lewis, Executive Committee at-large
Sydney McLean, Political Action Chair
        & Executive Committee at-large


Farewell and congratulations to Youth Council immediate past president Jayesh Davis speaking at Newark High's commencement as the President of the Class of 2023!  Best wishes, Jay, as you start a new adventure.

Greater Newark Youth Council member nominated for NAACP 2022 Youth Activist Image Award.

We first met Tiana in 2019 when she also was a student Freedom Fund Award winner.  Since then she has become very active in the broader community and has engaged in special projects with the National NAACP Youth & College Division.  Keep watch... you never know where she will turn up.  Great work, Tiana!  You can follow her on IG #tianashereeofficial

At the March on Washington with National President Derrick Johnson and Youth & College Director Wisdom Cole.

Former GNYC President Addresses Women's March

Former Youth Council President Vivian Guyton was one of many speakers at the 2020 Women's March in Newark on January 18th.  Guyton is currently a senior at the University of Delaware and a member of the UD Chapter.

Greater Newark Youth Council Leader* Recognized by Colonial School District.

        Click here to read about it

*Shaniya was also a 2019 Freedom Fund Award Recipient

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Congratulations to Council member and 2019 Newark High graduate Kaiyla Jolley!


"Valedictorian Kaiyla Jolley, who is heading to the University of Pennsylvania in the fall, said that her classmates may not know a lot about her, but after thinking about how to address her peers, she decided to share her story.

'In this world, we have a tremendous amount of labels and barriers to overcome. In this world, in this country, someone like me is not supposed to succeed. A low-income, black Latina is not supposed to be on top,' she said.'There is always something someone will use against you. When things get hard, don’t give up.'”  ~Newark Post Online

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