LB Branch NAACP President Naomi Rainey awards future filmmaker Lance Robert Jr. for his incredible work as a youth with the NAACP and 100 Black Men.
Lance Robert Jr., known also as LJ, is a twelve-year-old going into the eighth grade at St. Lawrence Martyr School. He is a part of the youth mentorship program at the 100 Black Men of Long Beach. He is also part of the NAACP youth leadership programs. The youth programs have helped him strive to do well in school and pursue his aspirations to be a professional filmmaker.
Lance Robert Jr. was the 2019 Long Beach Branch NAACP Black History Month youth star. Lance Jr. is an active protege of the 100 Black Men of Long Beach, Inc mentoring academy where he has participated as a debater in Moot Court, the African American Literacy Academy, and the History Project. He has also participated in the American University of Health Sciences Youth Health Advocacy Project. Lance Jr. published two of his poems in, Young Poets Dropping Ink, 100 Black Men of Long Beach Inc., Volume 1. He published a story in the Graphic Novel anthology, “Young Graphic Novelist Dropping SuperHero Stories for: Culture and Community.” Lance Jr. has an insatiable curiosity. He loves to learn and he relishes opportunities to present information in creative ways. He appreciates the Long Beach Branch NAACP and President Naomi Rainey for the chance to present and perform in skits at Law Day, and other community forums.