Youth & College Division

 

Maurice Brantley, Division President |  Division Officers | Youth Works Committee | ACT-SO | Y & C Units

 

 

President: Antonio "Maurice” Brantley

Bulloch County Youth Council

While equipping others with the material beneficial to their needs, Antonio “Maurice” Brantley was elected to his 2nd term to office at the State Vice President of the Georgia NAACP Youth and College Division in October 2015.

           

Maurice will be graduating in May 2016 from East Georgia State College with an Associates of Arts in General Studies. He is also a minister of the gospel and has a passion for working with youth and help bring them into their full purpose. Brantley works as a Student Affairs Communication Specialist at East Georgia State College. He also is the co-advisor of the International Club. When graduating he plans on attending Georgia Southern University to and complete his bachelor’s degree in Education.

 

Brantley is the Former President of the Bulloch County Youth Council, Former Regional Organizer for a Gun Violence Prevention Network in Washington, D.C., and a Former Student Ambassador.

 

In this presence age Maurice serves those, because it is his calling that he must fulfill. Maurice motto is as follows, “If you can't fly then run, if you can't run then walk, if you can't walk then crawl, but whatever you do you have to keep moving forward.”

Ist Vice President: Darius D. Jackson

Darius D. Jackson comes from Indianapolis, Indiana he graduated from Johnson County High School as an AP Scholar with distinction. At Johnson County High, Darius was the captain of the debate team and earned several awards in regional speech competitions. Darius currently attend Savannah State University to pursue a degree in Biology and a minor in Education. His long term goal is to eventually open up his on charter school for all males regardless of creed, color, nationality, and race. Darius began employment at the West Broad Street YMCA May 2015 as a Welcome Center Lead. While fulfilling his position he also helps coordinate social and education programs for the inner city youth.  His work clearly doesn’t stop there, Darius is the newly elected 2nd Vice- President officer for Georgia’s Youth and College division NAACP .He lives by the motto “We only have what we give”. He attempts to live through service and being an advocate of change.

Secretary: Ashley Lester

Columbus, Georgia

Ashley Lester is Georgia’s State Secretary for Youth and College Division (NAACP), and is now a new member of NAACP National Youth Works Committee. She is a big advocate for youth justice, and social injustices. While serving these various positions Ashley has had the opportunity to meet NAACP President and CEO Cornell Williams Brooks. Traveling and educating the youth about voting rights and racial ethics has become a personal goal she developed at a young age.

 

Ashley will be graduating from Columbus State University Fall 2015 with a B.S. Degree in Accounting, and a Minor in Criminal Justices. She hopes to one day work for the F.B.I in the Counter-terrorism Division in the near future. She continues to develop strategies to help the youth in her community and soon around the nation

Treasurer: Jamar Boyd II

Jamar A. Boyd, II is a senior, Sport Management Major, at Georgia Southern University in Statesboro, Ga. Jamar serves as a Minister at AGAPE Worship Center, Statesboro, Ga under the pastorate of Pastor Donald Chavers Jr. 

 

While at Georgia Southern he serves as President of St. Jude Up 'til Dawn, Second Vice President of Georgia Southern NAACP, Treasurer Georgia NAACP Youth and College Division. 

 

Mr. Boyd is also employed with Georgia Southern Athletics as an Athletics Assistant.

Assistant Secretary: Steve Green, II

NAACP Georgia State Assistant Secretary, Engineer Major at Georgia Southern University, and Founder of H.Y.P.E.

 

Steve Green is a native of Georgia and a hard working leader with a strong desire to help others.  Steve has had to overcome learning disabilities, speech impairment, and bullying.  His determination to be successful gave him the focus and drive to overcome his challenges.  His disability enhanced his desire to help others, which propelled him to start and organization called H.Y.P.E. (Helping Youth Prevail in Education) which is still in its beginning stages of development.  This organization is to help youth with hidden disabilities such as ADHD, ADD, Dyslexia, and speech impairments.

 

Steve has been a community volunteer and leader since middle school.  He is the former NAACP Youth Division President for Bulloch County, which he held that position for 2 years and he has held the state of Georgia assistant secretary position since 2013.  He has worked hard during his 4-year journey with the NAACP as a positive role model, mentor, and leader.  He implemented membership drives, fundraisers, and devoted more than 1000 hours of service and continues to work today.

 

Steve is a well-rounded person with former school participation in football, basketball, and track & field.  He held the office of senior class vice president and participated in organization such as FBLA, Anchor Club, D.E.F.Y., Act-So, Marching Band, Upward Bound, Educational Talent Search, and many others as an active member and in leadership roles.  Steve has also volunteered with the Statesboro Fire Department C.A.F.E. Division (Community Assistance in Fire Emergency) by assisting the department during emergency calls.  He continues his activities as a member of the Forte Step Team while taking 15 college hours of class.  Steve is a Christian and a 12-year member of the Statesboro Church of Christ.

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