Emerging Leaders

Group photo of our Emerging Leaders


We empower youth to lead with integrity, respect, and self-awareness. We are built to conquer any environment, advocate for social justice, and achieve success measured by opportunity and our personal goals.


The Emerging Leaders is an innovative youth-driven program under the ACLU of Nevada that focuses on building the leaders of tomorrow through the cultivation of advocacy, leadership, and civic engagement. Our goal is to give our youth the resources, opportunities, and skills to be successful in their lives. Our program provides young adults (ages 16-24) with the opportunity to promote social change and raise awareness about social justice issues through leadership development, advocacy engagement, and professional development.


Board Members

Derrica Daniel

President of the Emerging Leaders

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Derrica Daniel joined the ACLU of Nevada in 2023 as the Outreach Coordinator intern and President of Emerging Leaders. A Las Vegas native and graduate of Legacy High School, Daniel has been heavily involved in the Las Vegas community for the past seven years. She is a Batteries Included award recipient, an award-winning Poet, and a mentor in Teaching and Uniting Ladies to Inspire Positive Success (T.U.L.I.P.S.). She graduated from the Summer Business Institute at the top of her class and utilized her skills to pursue entrepreneurship. Daniel attended Euphoria Institute of Beauty Arts & Sciences to become an Esthetician, and she received her license in January 2021.

Although she is passionate about entrepreneurship, she has always been deeply driven by the youth in her community and has helped coordinate some of the biggest staple youth events in Las Vegas over the past few years. She was the former Youth Coordinator intern and President of the Nevada Partners Youth Executive Board, where she focused on giving the Las Vegas youth a chance to be the change they want to see in their community through civic engagement and community service. Daniel is beginning her college education journey in the fall of

2023 at the College of Southern Nevada as a political science major. Over the years, she has continuously shown her passion for reducing gun violence and education inequality while being an advocate for civil rights. Daniel is extremely ambitious and experienced and strives to help mold the leaders of tomorrow.

Kash Williams

Junior Financial Advisor

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Kash is a Las Vegas native and currently attends Cheyenne High School, where she serves as the Vice President of the Black Student Union. In 2021, Williams joined the Archonettes, a youth auxiliary of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc., and also joined the nonprofit organization Teaching and Uniting Ladies to Inspire Positive Success (T.U.L.I.P.S.). She considers these two organizations as the foundation of her current personal and community achievements.

Williams was selected to be the NAACP Youth Council President in 2022 and currently serves on numerous community-based executive boards at the young age of 15. She has a strong passion for giving back to her community and advancing equality, and she is also very strongly passionate about equal education.

In her free time, she enjoys doing community service and being actively involved in her community. Williams has accumulated over 100 community service hours and plans to keep doing work to further her community. After high school, Williams plans to serve in the U.S. Navy and one day start her own nonprofit organization to help advocate for and serve the less fortunate community.

Anwar Allums

Public Relation Specialist

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Born in Las Vegas, Nevada, Anwar also spent some of his time in Fresno, California, graduating from Washington Union High School in early 2020. He has firefighter, EMS, CPR, and IT certificates, and is enrolled in the Cyber Security program at the College of Southern Nevada. Allums is also a member of the NAACP's Young Adult and Political Action Committees and has done work for the City of Las Vegas and the College of Southern Nevada.

He participates in the community by volunteering at events, going to city council meetings, and registering voters and participates in a number of organizations, including Black People Hike Las Vegas, The Men's Room, and The Change Up. Allums’ main mission is to empower the youth and change the world, which starts with the community. Allums enjoys watching movies, going on hikes, playing video games, writing music, and creating art.