Category Archives: Youth Council

NAACP Youth Council Meeting

UPDATE: SOME YOUTH FROM THE WINCHESTER NAACP YOUTH COUNCIL WILL BE JOINING US, SO BE SURE TO COME TO MEET THEM!

Sunday, March 9, 2014 – 4 to 5 pm
Program: 
Personal Experiences or Observations Regarding Racism

Ashburn Library
43316 Hay Road, Ashburn VA 20147
(In the Storytime Meeting Room off the Childrens Section. Ask at Main Desk if you need help in locating the room.)

Please note the new location
:
43316 Hay Road, Ashburn VA 20147 
Storytime Meeting Room

Library Phone: 703-737-8100

Questions? Call Kathy Burrell, 703-431-5637

Youth Council Fall Annual Kick-Off

NAACP Youth Council
Become an agent of change!

Develop leadership skills in the areas of: advocacy, activism, equality, and social justice for all persons.

YOU ARE INVITED!!!
Fall Annual Kick-Off, New Member, Get-Acquainted Event

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 27, 2013 @3:15 TO 4:30
CASCADES PUBLIC LIBRARY (Directions below)
20165 WHITFIELD PLACE
POTOMAC FALLS, VA 20165

Come to meet new friends, have pizza, have some fun, learn about our group. We hope you will join us.

Sponsored by Loudoun County NAACP
For more information, contact:
Kathy Burrell, kathy.mkfb@gmail.com, PH: 301-810-5775
Reverend Reginald A. Early, rgnear@aol.com.

Cascades Library
21030 Whitfield Place
Potomac Falls, VA 20165
Phone: 703-444-3228

From the East:
Take Route 7 west, toward Leesburg. Exit onto Cascades Parkway North, (not south to Sterling).
Turn right at the Home Depot onto Cranston Street.
The library is 2 blocks ahead, directly in front of you.
Parking is available at either end of the building.

From the West:
Follow Route 7 east, from Leesburg. After passing the Dulles Town Center Mall, watch for signs for Cascades Parkway.
Take the second right exit, which is Cascades Parkway North (not South to Sterling).
Turn right at the Home Depot onto Cranston Street.
The library is 2 blocks in front of you. Parking is available at either end of the building.

From the South:
Take Route 28 North. Turn right on Route 7 East. After passing the Dulles Town Center Mall, watch for signs for Cascades Parkway.
Take the second right exit, which is Cascades Parkway North (not South to Sterling).
Turn right at the Home Depot onto Cranston Street.
The library is 2 blocks in front of you.
Parking is available at either end of the building.

From the North:
Take Potomac View to Palisades Parkway. Turn right onto Palisades Parkway.
Turn left on to Whitfield Place.
The library is between the Church and the Senior Center.
Parking is available at either end of the building.

Youth Council News, Spring 2012

In April, the Youth Council had an informal discussion on “Racism Today”. Examples from personal experiences and news stories were shared as well as some ideas on ways to deal with these occurrences. During the meeting, Mr. Maurice Bryant shared some poetry he had written, related to or inspired by the topic.

In June, members participated in a workshop “Manners for Success: Important Life Skills.” The presenter was Ms. Alicia M. Cohen who presented a lively and interesting program with lots of group participation. Several topics were covered, including conversational and listening skills, phone and mail etiquette, etiquette in public, and dressing for success.

Youth Council News, Winter 2012

At the January meeting, the Youth Council honored and said “Good-Bye” to Brittney Geathers, our president and outstanding leader for the past several years. Brittney is leaving for Florida and a work internship with the Disney World Corporation. Lyn Richardson has accepted the presidency for the coming year.

The regular February meeting focused on Black History activities in preparation for our Washington DC trip scheduled for February 25. Two of the activities were: “Who Am I?” during which members described historic African American persons and others guessed their identities; and a short study of the Emancipation Proclamation in preparation for our visit to the African American Civil War Museum.

On February 25, fourteen persons traveled to Washington, DC to visit the Martin Luther King , Jr., Monument, the Frederick Douglass Historic Site, Ben’s Chili Bowl to eat lunch and have our pictures taken where President Obama had sat, the Museum of American History to visit an exhibit on the history of slavery in the U.S., and finally, a stop at the African American Civil War Museum.

See photos from the trip to Washington DC

Our March 11th meeting featured the film “The Rosa Parks Story,” followed by planning for future activities for our group. We are looking forward to a discussion about racism today, a trip to historically Black Colleges, working with the regular Loudoun NAACP on voter registration and concerns about voter suppression, and a future trip.

Black History Month trip to DC

Organized by Loudoun NAACP Youth Council

February 25, 2012, approx. 7:15 am to 5 pm

COST: $15.00 per person (Covers transportation and entry fees. Lunch cost NOT included; each participant will pay for his/her own lunch.)

Mail your reservation by February 15th to:

Kathy Burrell
Unit 111, 19365 Cypress Ridge Terrace
Leesburg, VA 20176

For additional information contact Kathy Burrell, Advisor: 703-723-6151 or
kathy@glassmile.net. Kathy’s Cell: 703-431-5637.

7:15 am: Meet at parking area near The Cheesecake Factory @ Dulles Town Center Mall. Leave Loudoun County.

Activities for the Day:
Frederick Douglass National Historic Site Tour
Martin Luther King Monument on the National Mall
Lunch @ Ben’s Chili Bowl (paid for by each participant)
Walk about the African-American Civil War Monument Neighborhood
African-American Civil War Museum Tour

Detailed Itinerary

7:15 am: Leave Loudoun County. Meet at parking area near The Cheesecake Factory @ Dulles Town Center Mall.

9:00 am: Frederick Douglass National Historic Site
1411 W Street SE
Washington, DC 20020
Parking: continue on W St. 3 blks., on right @Visitor Center.
Restroom break/pick up tickets (we are required to be there 20 minutes before tour begins)
9:30 am: Tour begins and lasts about 1/2 hour. (Tours are limited to 15 people, so if we have more, some will need to be in the next tour 15 minutes later.)

10:15 – 10:30 am (+/-) Leave FDHS for MLK Memorial/Monument
1964 Independence Avenue SW
Washington, DC 20418

10:45 – 11:45 am (+/-) Visit MLK Memorial

11:45 – 12:20 (+/-) Travel to African American Civil War Memorial

12:20 – 1:30 Lunch at Ben’s Chili Bowl – in the area of the African American Civil War Monument/Museum. In Ben’s Chili Bowl, the chair where President Obama sat for lunch is now designated by the Presidential Seal and his photo. Kids could take their own photos of themselves sitting there if no one is dining in that seat. Also, upstairs at Ben’s is a very small, free museum about the history of the neighborhood, good photos, optional.)

Ben’s Chili Bowl
1213 U Street NW
Washington, DC 20001

African American Civil War Museum (on street parking plentiful; can drop off at door of museum.)
1925 Vermont Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20001

African American Civil War Monument (on the street very near the museum).
1200 U Street NW
Washington, DC 20001

2:00 – 3:00/3:30 pm Group Tour at African American Civil War Museum

3:00-3:30 End of scheduled activities. Return home.

4:30-5:00 Arrive back in Loudoun County at parking area near The Cheesecake Factory in Dulles
Town Center Mall.

Youth Council News, Fall 2011

July Meeting

The Youth Council of the Loudoun Chapter NAACP held an organizational, get-acquainted event on July 17, 2011 at Ashburn Library to begin the new membership year. The following officers were selected:

President: Brittney Geathers
Vice-President: Michael Lipscomb
Secretary: Morgan White
Treasurer: Amanda White

September Meeting

The Youth Council met on September 11, 2011 at Ashburn Library.

Youth Council Members will be assisting with the upcoming Saturday, September 24th Loudoun Minority Voters Coalition “Come, Meet, Hear, Ask: Non-Partisan Forum,” where all local candidates will be invited to speak. The event is at George Washington University-Loudoun Campus @ 6:00 pm. All youth are invited to help. For information, contact Ed Burrell: keburrell@smartneighborhood.net.

On Sunday, September 25th, Youth Council Members will be attending the Diversity College Fair at Stonebridge High School. The fair begins at 4 pm. For information, contact Brittney Geathers: brittg6@gmail.com.