#GivingTuesday – Support our Youth Programs!

Giving Tuesday, often stylized as #GivingTuesday, is the Tuesday after U.S. Thanksgiving in the United States. It is a movement to create an international day of charitable giving at the beginning of the Christmas and holiday season.

We in the NAACP San Diego Branch would like you to consider supporting one of our youth programs. Whether you want to support SWAG, which gives career insight to middle school students, or our summer STEM Camp, which gives middle-schoolers a two-week introduction to electrical engineering, coding, and even marketing and business planning, or ACT-SO, the NAACP’s national program for encouraging academic excellence in high school students, our youth need your help this year.

Whether you can only spare $20 or whether you can full fund a student’s ACT-SO experience, your donation means everything to the students who participate.


Program at a glance:

  • Career insight for middle-school students.
  • Participation Goal: 50 students
  • Cost per Student: $70

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Program at a glance:

  • 2-week summer camp introduction to STEM
  • Participation Goal: 70 students
  • Cost per Student: $600

Program at a glance:

  • Development, Celebration and national Competition for High School Youth
  • Participation Goal: 20 students
  • Cost per Student: $1500

Watch: STEM Camp on News 8!

We are so pleased that KFMB took such and interest in this summer’s STEM Camp!


NAACP tech camp boosts STEAM learning

News 8 is honoring the NAACP San Diego’s 100th anniversary and its efforts to pursue racial justice and equality in our community. The NAACP is committed to mentoring our county’s next generation of innovators through its technology camp. Students at Bell Middle School showcased a robot that packs a suitcase and the app that programs its every move.

Read the article on cbs8.com >


Photos: 2019 STEM Camp at Bell Middle School

The NAACP San Diego Branch, in conjunction with Hands-On Technology Education, put on a Mobile Technologies STEM Camp at Bell Middle School this summer. Here’s what these kids did on their summer vacation:

We were excited to help students get a taste of what being a mobile technologist is all about!

Our students:

Not pictured: La’Coria, Lysandra, Nicholas and Thomas

We are very thankful to the major sponsors of our camp, SDG&E and Wells Fargo!

Would you like to be part of our future efforts at bringing premium STEM experiences to the underserved? Write [email protected] or donate by clicking below:

See video here.

Watch: 2019 NAACP San Diego Branch STEM Camp

This year’s STEM camp at Bell Middle School was bigger and longer than last year’s. Nearly 30 students participated, learning electrical engineering, computer programming, and even a little business, marketing, and entrepreneurship!

While we’ll have some photos of the other parts of the camp to post eventually, engineering and programming are famously non-photogenic. It’s always the CEO’s who get the press, and our camp is no different!

Well, it is different, because in our camp, all the kids got their turn to be CEO and be part of the product pitch. Watch them all here:

We are very thankful to the major sponsors of our camp, SDG&E and Wells Fargo!

Would you like to be part of our future efforts at bringing premium STEM experiences to the underserved? Write [email protected] or donate by clicking below:

Update: there are photos here.

STEM Camp Kicks off at Bell Middle School

The NAACP San Diego Branch’s 2019 STEM Camp kicked off on July 24th at Bell Middle School. This year’s camp has been expanded from 5 days to 8 days, and from 15 students to 25! We are hoping to make a difference in the lives of these kids.

The camp began with a tower-building exercise; one that has been used at companies like Qualcomm. Kids, it turns out, often do better that this exercise than adult engineers–never underestimate a young person!

We are so very grateful to our sponsors, SDG&E and Wells-Fargo, for making this camp possible!

NAACP Support for Students of Bell Middle School

Dear Community Members,

We are writing today to affirm the NAACP San Diego Branch’s commitment to the students of Bell Middle School, and to assure the Community that those students will continue to receive all the programs (and more) to which they have become accustomed in the last few years.

We are very well aware that some persons have made public certain controversies regarding the administration and funding of the programs the NAACP has been conducting with Bell.  The fact that there have been controversies is certainly true.

However, the NAACP San Diego Branch has never allowed, and will never allow these controversies to in any way diminish the experience of the students at Bell Middle School.  Even when other parties have “canceled” events with less than 24 hours’ notice, the Branch and Bell staff have worked together to make the events happen on schedule.

Now that these controversies have finally been definitively resolved, the students at Bell can in fact look forward to smoother, more consistent and richer experience than ever before.

Please note that this letter is addressed to you, the Community, and not to the staff or students of Bell Middle School.  That is because the staff and students of Bell Middle School are already fully confident in our commitment, and are looking forward with enthusiasm to better NAACP support of their success than ever before.

Thank you for your attention,

Clovis Honoré
President, NAACP San Diego Branch

Mobile STEM Camp

This week, the NAACP is sponsoring a STEM camp at Bell Middle School. More than a dozen kids are being introduced to entrepreneurship and engineering, both electrical and software.  

You can read more about the STEM camp here.