More often we hear negativity surrounding young people and about others having achieved success but failing to give back to make their resources available in the community.
But in the following scenario, the path is clear in that achievers’ resources of giving back while helping students, created the nexus of education with the enrollment of awards for outstanding students having achieved high scholastic abilities – and the cycle beginning early on in the lives of young people.
Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., Chi Delta Omega Chapter, and its affiliate, The Ivy Community Foundation, Inc., held the first Tri-county Youth Summit in St. Augustine.
Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. continues its legacy of mentoring youth through an interactive Youth Summit making up Putnam, St. Johns, and Flagler counties. Guest speakers discussed careers in science, technology, engineering and math in addition to non-traditional careers.
Leadership and entrepreneurship skills were reviewed as fundamental talents of acquirement. The goal was to bring young people together and seek solutions to issues facing them in a non-threatening, supportive environment.
Guest panelists additionally spoke on topics like bullying, texting while driving, and a host of other topics concerning the youth of today.
Participants received information relating to self-development, collegiate opportunities, counseling, maintaining healthy relationships, and other topics pertinent to youth.
AKA awards $8,000 in scholarship funds
Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., Chi Delta Omega Chapter, continues to celebrate education by awarding eight scholarships for college.
The sorority hosted a reception luncheon with friends and family for the scholarship recipients to celebrate their achievements. Each student exemplified high scholastic standards with GPAs ranging from 3.5 to 4.6, and dynamic community service.
Flagler Palm Coast High School were: Yashauna Bosley, Yumalik Carey, Pedro Vega and Maria Zabala.
Matanzas High School were: Rosie Basquin, Michelle Dominguez, Widline Guillaume, and Travis Thompson.
The recipients will be attending colleges and universities this fall, majoring in the diverse fields of Education, Technology and Medicine.
The Chi Delta Omega Chapter since 2002 has granted over $55,000 in scholarship funds to deserving students in Flagler and the surrounding counties.
As always, remember our prayers for the sick, afflicted and bereaved.
Birthday wishes to: Emma D. Wilson, Emma J. Kendrick, Melanee Gaddis, June 3; and Lenora Dabney, June 5.