On Feb. 27, the Stockton branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) is having its annual Youth Summit at Delta College from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
There will be a total of 12 workshops to attend, touching on topics in- cluding: career choices, financial literacy, SAT workshops, “show me the money” tips for those going to college and many more.
“The whole point is to keep students motivated to a higher education,” said LaJuana Bivens, central area director of Stockton NAACP branch. According to Bivens, 400 students are expected to attend the event.
There will also be a continental breakfast and lunch provided, a number of vendor booths and a career fair on site.
The NAACP has organized this yearly Summit at Delta College for the past 10 years.
The goal of the NAACP in general is to improve political, educational, social and economic status of minority groups as well as keep the public aware of racial discrimination.
The event is free for students who register online before hand.
The NAACP has been organizing the Youth Summit with Delta College’s facility coordinators for the past 10 years.
A detailed list of events that will be occurring include topics such as where to find money for college, navigating through school discipline, gang violence, healthy habits, along with a few other useful workshops for stu- dents of all ages.
The conference will begin in Atherton Auditorium.
NAACP organizers will host two sessions of each workshop at different times. Session one runs from 11 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. It’s followed by a lunch in Locke Lounge. Session two begins at 1 p.m. and ends at 1:45 p.m.
At 11 a.m. in Locke 302 the organizers will host a Parent Workshop as a coalition for higher learning. At 1 p.m. in Locke 302 there will be an adult workshop.
This event is a day to be educational for students, parents and adults of all ages.
Students that would like to attend can register online at the organization’s website stocktonnaacp.org.