The Nigerian Youth Association sets up activities and programs focused around promoting education, community service and fostering awareness about Nigerian culture. Programs and events include:
Annual Nigerian Festival (Naija Fest):
Every summer since 2001, we host a free festival in Baltimore. The purpose of the festivals is to bring together Nigerians and non-Nigerians in the Baltimore area to celebrate and preserve Nigerian culture through dance and music performances, food, games, arts, and crafts.
Elections are comming up! Are you interested in being a NYA Executive: President, Vice President, Secretary or Accountant. Please contact Tolu Olumide: 410.608.0420
Nigerian Summer Enrichment Camp:
The purpose of the camp was to teach children about Nigerian history, society, and culture in a fun atmosphere.
From October 1, 2001 through June 30, 2003, we collected used textbooks and other books. The original purpose for the drive was to send the books to schools in Nigeria that are in dire need of good reading materials.
Black History Month Field Trip:
Every February, we plan an educational field trip to a site to learn about African and African American history.
Annual Gift-wrapping at Barnes & Noble:
Every Christmas season since 2000 we engage in a Barnes & Noble fundraiser. The bookstore invites local organizations to offer gift-wrapping services to customers in exchange for donations. We go to Barnes and Noble branch in Towson, MD. r in the future.
Nigeria National Day Symposium:
On Nigeria’s Independence Day, October 1, 2000, we hosted a symposium focusing on Education in Nigeria. The purpose was to inform people about the current structure and problems facing the educational system in Nigeria.
How To Get In Touch?
Mailing Address: P.O.Box 4642, Lutherville, MD 21094
Phone: Phone: (410) 608-0420
o Adetoun Olumide (President)
o Bola Akerele (Vice President)
o Vivian Ekey (Secretary)
o Tolu Olumide (Treasurer)
o Chinonso Okehie (Co-Treasurer)
o Samuel Kayode (Social Events Coordinator)
o TJ Sarunmi (Web Master)
Hannah More Public Park
12035 Reistertown Rd
Reistertown, MD 21136
What Have We Been Up To?
The NYA has sponsored and organized a number of events and activities:
- The Nigerian Picnics at Druid Hill Park, Baltimore, MD
- The Nigeria National Day Symposium 2000 at Johns Hopkins
- A Used-Book Collection Drive for rural parts and needing schools and colleges in Nigeria (Ongoing)
- Annual Christmas Gift-wrapping fundraiser at Barnes and Nobles book store
- The NYA 2001 Summer Close Out Banquet (Crystal Restaurant, Towson, MD)
- Nigerian Summer Enrichment Camp (Summer 2002)
- Nigerian Festival “Naija Fest” (August 2003)
- Field Trips to Maryland Historical Museum, Blacks in Wax Museum, Six Flags Amusement Park, etc
- Movies and games night.