Local Programs

AKA Connection

Objectives: Identify issues relating to social injustice, political empowerment and economic development that affects the quality of life for various constituents.

Mobilize chapter members for political action.

Promote political awareness and involvement within the chapter and the community.

Raise the voices of the African American Community through participation with designated boards, commissions, councils, etc.

Support the International Connection and organize chapter action for greatest impact.

 

Activities:  AKA Day at the Capital, Voter Registration Drives, Attend City Council, County Commission, School Board Meetings

AKA Youth Group
(Emerging Young Leaders)

Objectives: Impact the lives of girls in grades 6th through 8th through innovative programs by providing leadership skills development, civic engagement, enhanced academic preparation and character building.

 

Activites:  Ivy AKAdemy Celebration Lock-In, MLK Parade, Provide Community Service (MLK Day of Service and others), Retreat, Self Esteem and Other Empowerment Workshops 

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AKA Youth Group
(Precious Pearls)

Objectives: Create an environment of learning that enriches the lives of girls in grades 9 – 12 through enrichment programs focused on educational, cultural, philanthropic and social principles while stimulating spiritual growth and a vital understanding of basic economics. Our success will produce a strong minded leader with the ability to stand strong in today’s demanding environment.

 

Activities: College Tours, Ivy AKAdemy Celebration, Community Service Projects, MLK Parade, Young Women;s Leadership Symposium, and Economic, Etiquette and Personal Growth Workshops.

Community Service

Objectives: Develop, implement and monitor community service activities that adhere to the national platform. Establish collaborative partnerships and render various community service projects by encouraging the public participation in several community service endeavors.

 

Activities:  MLK Parade, MLK Day of Service (Blood Drive, Voter Registration & Bone Marrow Drive), Ivy AKAdemy Celebration (Book Drive & School Supplies), SARC Service Projects, National Arbor Day Initiative, Mothers Day (Partnered with ReachUP Outreach), Emergency Preparedness, Recycle Phone Drive, Homeownership & Estate Planning Workshop, Seniors Holiday Dinner, Angel Tree Project (Donations to children with incarcerated parents).

Educational Advancement Fund (EAF)

Objectives:

Educate Gamma Theta Omega Membership on the importance of supporting EAF

Fund, Gamma Theta Omega's newly established EAF Chapter Endowment.

Enthusiastically support the South Atlantic Region EAF fundraising initiative.

Lead the execution of "Securing Our Future" online College Scholarship Fundrasier.

Draft a proposed Plan of Action to ensure continued support of current Gamma Theta Omega's already established Individual Soror EAF Endowment.

 

Activities:  AKA Day at the Capital, Voter Registration Drives, Attend City Council, County Commission, School Board Meetings

Health

Objectives: 

Keep abreast of health and wellness issues affecting the African American community.

Provide information on available health care resources.

Encourage members to improve their quality of life and to promote healthy lifestyles.

 

Activities:  Promote asthma awareness, Annual Men's Health Forum, Host healthy cooking demonstrations, Host a family health day, Participate in diabetes and breast cancer walks, Provide health tips in the chapter's monthly newsletter and/or at sorority meetings.

Ivy AKAdemy

Objectives:

Plan a comprehensive center for all educational and human resource development activities for most of the community service programs.

 

Activities:  Plan and implement an annual Ivy AKAdemy Celebration