Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. Emerging Young Leaders Summit in Philadelphia

The members of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. recently held their North Atlantic Regional Conference in Philadelphia.I served as an (ahem) "Social Delegate" and enjoyed hanging with my Sorors tremendously. 

All kidding and jokes aside, I also served as a workshop facilitator for the Emerging Youth Leaders Summit at the West Philadelphia YMCA. While it was a chilly day, the energy was infectious from both the children, the staff of the Y, and my Sorors who worked hard of developing a nice half day program. The workshops covered social media etiquette, dating violence prevention, conflict resolution, and bullying prevention.

(Left to right) Dr. Tricia Bent-Goodley, Constance Pizarro (AKA North Atlantic Regional Director), Terry Henry (Executive Director of the West Philadelphia YMCA), Carolyn House Stewart, Esq. (AKA International President), and AKA planning committee member present a new Wii to the YMCA for their youth activities.

Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc.'s Emerging Youth Leaders program aims to positively impact the lives of 10,000 girls in grades six through eight through direct involvement and skill building with the children. The idea is to provide leadership skills and academic preparation.

Congratulations to Dr. Tricia Bent-Goodley (pictured below who is a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. International Program Committee) for coordinating a great event!