The Boston NAACP Youth Works Committee’s goal is to inform our youth on the challenges affecting African Americans and other racial and ethnic minorities. The committee attempts to aid in the social, economic, educational and political advancement of African Americans and other racial and ethnic minorities, achieved in part by working with other organizations.

The committee will encourage our youth to have an appreciation for the African Diaspora, and will work to increase awareness of our contributions to civilization. We will develop a reputable and very effective youth leadership program. As members of the Boston NAACP Youth Works Committee, it is important to provide young people with a community perspective that focuses on giving back.

Our committee is comprised of Boston natives, Boston Public School graduates, college graduates and graduates of higher education. Our goal is to expose students to young professionals that are in their communities, many of whom have had to overcome similar obstacles; many of whom have had to set goals and reach them.

The Youth Works Committee is chaired by Cherie Pinchem, please contact her at 617.427.9494 with any questions or if you would like to join this committee!


Young Adult Committee Takeover Vineyard

After a full year of civic engagement activities and events the NAACP Young Adult Committee made time for bonding and fellowship with a day trip to Martha’s Vineyard on Sunday, August 17. Some attendees took a bus tour of the island visiting Oaks Bluff, Vineyard Haven and Ink Well, a favorite spot for the African-American community.  Others ended up in a coffee shop and met Shonda Rhimes, African-American screenwriter, director, and producer.

Launch of Lean In Speaker Series with Denise Kaigler

On May 20th, a kickoff event for the NAACP Lean In Women’s Empowerment Series was held at Darryl’s Corner Bar and Kitchen with Denise Kaigler, Senior VP of Corporate Affairs and Communications at Boston Scientific. Attendees were able to partake in an interactive dialogue with Denise regarding the challenges and importance of personal branding and networking. 

Teri Williams Talks Financial Future with Ladies

The third speaker in the Boston NAACP’s Lean In Women’s Empowerment Series was held on August 20 to an at-capacity crowd, featuring OneUnited President & COO Teri Williams. Topics discussed were financial planning and managing financial risk, specifically for women of color.