NAACP Now Accepting Applications For 2019 NextGen Leadership Program


— The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), is now accepting applications for the NAACP Next Generation program (NEXTGEN), the nation’s premier young adult leadership training program.

Applications will be accepted online for the 12-month leadership development, training program for young adults between the ages of 21 and 35. The program is designed to prepare members who are young adults for leadership positions in the NAACP. NEXTGEN features a series of trainings, including leadership development, legislative action, unit administration, advocacy and program planning consistent with the six NAACP Game Changer areas.

Members can apply for the NAACP NEXTGEN program by completing the online Application at The application process closes on December 1, 2018. Applicants will be notified by February of 2019. The 2019 NEXTGEN Training will commence in March of 2019.

The NAACP encourages young adult members of Adult Branches, At-Large members and former youth council, college chapter and Academic, Cultural, Technological, Scientific Olympics of the Mind (ACT-SO) members interested in being leaders in the NAACP, to apply for the NEXTGEN Program. Graduates of the training will go on to participate and contribute to the NAACP’s Leadership 500 (L500) Program. The NAACP NEXTGEN Program will work in tandem with L500 and the NAACP’s Youth & College Division as a vertically aligned leadership development initiative.

NEXTGEN launched its inaugural class last year with 233 young adults from 33 different states. Of those 233 members, 97 of them lived in 13 key battleground states critical to the Association’s GOTV Civic Engagement Plan for the 2018 Mid-Term Elections.

Nominate a young adult or former NAACP youth by completing the Nomination Form at: