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

ASCEND℠
(Achievement, Self-Awareness, Communication, Engagement, Networking and Developmental Skills)

Objective: ASCEND℠ is the signature youth enrichment program of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated.   ASCEND℠ is designed with efforts to motivate, engage and assist high school students (male and female) in reaching their maximum potential.  ASCEND℠ will focus on Achievement, Self-Awareness, Communication, Engagement, Networking and Developmental Skills.  Students in the program will have an opportunity to receive academic enrichment and life skills training to support their journey to college or vocational employment.  Included activities will provide exposure to United Nations Association of the United States of America (UNA-USA) global issues, and Science, Math and Related Technologies (SMART) careers.

 

Activities: Team Building, Community Service, Cultural Enrichment, Development Skills Workshops, College and Career Exploration, STEM, UNA-USA Exploration, MLK Parade and Ivy AKAdemy Celebration

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

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MTAT and Scholarship

Objectives (MTAT):

Provide experiences which contribute to the cultural heritage, enrichment and personal growth of contestants

Build relationships and showcase positive attributes among the contestants through wholesome competition

Create and present a pageant in which contestants are permitted to express ideas, gain self-confidence, display talent, demonstrate writing and interview skills and display poise and grace

 

Objectives (Scholarship):

Provide non-competitive awards for children of active sorority members and provide competitive scholarships for African American female high school graduates who wish to continue their education at post-secondary institutions

 

Activities:  Plan and coordinate activities that will expose MTAT contestants to cultural, intellectual and personal activities; Host a MTAT Kick-Off reception; Conduct a pageant orientation and workshops; Host an Appreciation Luncheon honoring a GTO member and showcasing the contestants; Coordinate planning, preparation and publication of the MTAT souvenir booklet; Provide scholarships for selected graduating high school seniors who choose to continue their education in college; Provide Heritage Awards for eligible students