Watch: Suitcases for Foster Kids on KUSI

On February 27th, President Maxwell visited KUSI along with (now 2nd Vice President) Anderson to discuss our drive for suitcase for foster kids.

NAACP collecting donated suitcases for foster kids –

SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – Foster kids move often, and a sturdy suitcase helps them keep their few belongings together, rather than having to use grocery bags or the like. The NAACP is asking for donated new or used suitcases that will go to foster youth. Donations can also be made to purchase suitcases; see sandiegonaacp.org/suitcase.

Given the Governor’s order to stay home, we suggest you donate money and for us to buy the suitcases; we’ve found a vendor who for $20 will supply two kids with a decent way to transport their belongings!

March 20th Newsletter

  • Guidance for Obeying the Stay-at-Home Order
  • US Census
  • April General Membership Meeting Canceled
  • COVID-19 Information
  • Suitcases for Foster Kids
  • ACT-SO Showcase Postponed
  • Branch Election Deadline (since moved to May 1st)
  • First Vice President Bonner
  • Second Vice President Anderson
  • Volunteer with the Food Bank April 3rd
  • Equity Implications of COVID-19

April 4th General Membership Meeting Canceled and Other News

Committees page.

Financial Readiness for College with ACT-SO

Ms Marian Foster presents:
Money Smart-FDIC
Financial Education Curriculum

CHECK IT OUT

  • Introduction to Checking Accounts
  • Using and Maintaining a checking account
  • Money Matters
  • Pay yourself first
  • Keep it safeTo your credit
  • Charge it right
  • Loan to own

Additional Young Adult Curriculum

  • Setting Financial Goals
  • Paying for College and Cars
  • A roof over your head

Date and Location TBD; check back or email us for details!


 

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#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.