Jessie Holmes & Aija Andrews
BMHS PrideTime Reporters
NORWALK-As we all know, February is the month of Black History Month. Many students of Brien McMahon participate in activities that have to do with Black History and activities that involve people of color.
Michelle Menard (‘19) is the overall leader of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) youth club here at Brien McMahon and loves to be apart of a great movement. The purpose of this club is to educate people about the colored/mixed community, and to teach people about the hidden figures that aren’t shown in a textbook.
“The NAACP was founded by a mixed group of individuals that surrounded themselves with one idea, and in one unit and that’s what I’m trying to preach with my chapter here at McMahon.” Says Michelle.
One of the main messages from this club is that you don't necessarily have to be African-American to join. “The NAACP youth council is a good platform for African American and other minority students students to take part in fixing a societal issue that could affect their future,” says former member, Calen Razor (‘19).
Outside of the school club, the youth council participates in many events in Norwalk that have to do with minority groups.
There will be NAACP t-shirt sale at the end of the month, and also various events that represent the black and mixed cultures around this area will be planned. The NAACP youth council is something everyone should definitely try to be apart of and make their mark in Brien McMahon High school.