Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. Alpha Gamma Omega Chapter launches the sorority’s signature initiative for middle school girls, “Emerging Young Leaders” (EYL) on Saturday, September 24, 2011 at the AKA House. President Shelby Robinson greeted five middle school girls and their mothers, My’ya Barnes and Meisha Richardson, Caycee Chapman and Rosalyn Chapman, Kennedy Myers and Kimberly Curry, Kynnedy Oden and Evette Oden and Sklyar Washington and Gail Washington attended an orientation and luncheon to begin the EYL journey into young womanhood.
The “Emerging Young Leaders” is the 2010-2014 signature program of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. for middle school girls. Consisting of four AKAdemies, the program is designed to extend the vision of the sorority by cultivating and encouraging high scholastic achievement through: 1) Leadership Development, 2) Educational Enrichment, 3) Civic Engagement, and 4) Character Building. The “Emerging Young Leaders Program” will develop skills and talents of middle school girls (grades 6, 7, & 8) with potential for becoming leaders within their local communities, as well as in other venues.
Their mothers have already done an outstanding job with these young ladies, who will be further mentored, nurtured, engaged and encouraged by the members of Alpha Gamma Omega Chapter.
The committee members of the chapter were excited on how well the young ladies appreciated the upcoming activities that they will participate in. The presenters did an outstanding job, which made to the success of this event. Committee members are: Antoinette Moorehead, Kimby Green, Alvina Heard, Cardelia West, Maria Dudley, Saundra Bishop, Edna Burems. We need better leaders at a younger age that will make decisions with positive consequences.
Founded in 1908, on the campus of Howard University in Washington, D.C. Alpha Kappa Alpha (AKA) is the oldest and first Greek-lettered organization established by African American college-educated women. AKA’s membership is comprised of 260,000 distinguished women in graduate and undergraduate chapters in the United States and abroad who boast excellent academic records, proved leadership skills, and who are involved in the global community through advocacy and service. Attorney Carolyn House Stewart is the 28th International President and will serve from 2010-2014. Her administration’s theme is “Global Leadership Through Timeless Service.” For more information, log on to www.aka1908.com. Dr. LaVern S. Tarkington is the 23rd Far Western Regional Director. The Far Western Region consists of Alaska, Arizona, California, Hawaii, Nevada, Oregon, Washington and Utah. For more information on the Far Western Region, log on to www.akafarwest.com.