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Education Committee


The NAACP works to ensure that every disadvantaged student and student of color graduates ready for college or a career by ensuring access to great teaching, fair discipline, equitable resources and challenging curriculum. We are dedicated to eliminating the severe racial inequities that continue to plague our education system. Our ultimate goal is that every student of color receives a quality public education that prepares him or her to be a contributing member of a democracy.

To achieve these goals, the Education Committee of the national board, in concert with education chairs and leaders from across the Association, have settled upon a four-prong strategy to improve educational achievement for disadvantaged students:

  • Improving Discipline: Eliminate zero tolerance; keep kids in school
  • Increasing Resource Equity: Target funds to neediest kids
  • Ensuring College & Career Readiness: A path to success after graduation for all students
  • Improving Teaching: Growing our own great teachers now in underserved communities
Interested in being a part of the Education Committee? Send email to education@howardcountynaacp.com with your name, contact info, and area of interest.

Education Committee Chairs

Laura Johnson
Michael McLellan

Student and Family Resources

Want a gut check on how prepared your child is for the new school year?   https://bealearninghero.org/readiness-check/

The Education Committee maintains a listing of Student and Family Resources

2018 Committee Meeting Schedule

All meetings take place from 6:30-8:00pm. Dates and location subject to change. Check the website for any schedule changes.

 January 4  July 11 (tentative)
 February 7 (Savage Library)  August 6 (Back to School Kick-off)
 March 5 September 18 @ East Columbia Branch 6600 Cradlerock Way (Clifton B Room)  
 April 12  October 1
 May 2  November 26
 June 6  December 17

On October 19, we hosted the Breakfast of Education Champions.  Click here for video of the event.

Sponsorship Opportunities

Education Sponsorship Proposal

Youth Opportunities

Upcoming event for high school students on November 29 -


The NAACP’s Afro-Academic, Cultural, Technological and Scientific Olympics (ACT-SO) is a yearlong achievement program designed to recruit, stimulate, and encourage high academic and cultural achievement among African-American high school students. ACT-SO includes 32 competitions in STEM, humanities, business, and performing, visual and culinary arts. Almost 300,000 young people have participated from the program since its inception. For over thirty years the mission of ACT-SO has been to prepare, recognize and reward youth of African descent who exemplify scholastic and artistic excellence. The local ACT-SO Chair is Annie Foster.

Youth and College

We develop young civil rights and community leaders by engaging youth in leadership roles and positive community activism in Howard County, Maryland. We have won numerous awards and recognition from county and state officials for our work. Though we primarily focus on the issues affecting African Americans and other racial and ethnic minorities, we strive for equality for all people and do not discriminate on the basis of race, ethnicity, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, or any other protected category


Tel: (443) 364-8573
P.O. Box 622 Columbia, MD 21045

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