Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority to Host 2016 Little Miss Pink Petals Pageant
The ladies of Zeta Upsilon Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. is proud to announce the 2016 Little Miss Pink Petals Pageant. This affair will take place at 6 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 22 at Lakewood High School in St. Petersburg.
The pageant will target young girls 5-10 years of age. Over a period of twelve weeks, participants will make friends and participate in activities that will focus on skills in communication, public speaking, and talent. The girls will also be introduced to activities that promote self-confidence, self-esteem, poise, personality, and charm.
The program goal is to positively develop young girls in the community and give them confidence and skills to achieve academic excellence.
Parents can pick-up an entry form at Child's Park YMCA, 691 43rd St. S or Enoch Davis Center, 1111 18th Ave. S. Completed forms must be postmarked by June 3rd and sent to:
PO Box 15004, St. Petersburg, FL 33733.
Admission to the event is $10. Proceeds will benefit community programs, charitable community donations and scholarships.
Alpha Kappa Alpha Pays Homage to the Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
St. Petersburg, FL --Continuing its 60-year commitment to service to the community, the Ladies of Zeta Upsilon Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. hosted a series of weekend activities that paid homage to the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King. The 2016 MLK Music and Lecture Series had the theme: “Dreams – Decisions – Destinies.” An MLK Concert was held Friday evening at Mt. Zion Progressive Missionary Baptist Church with the “I Have a Dream Youth Mass Choir” and mime group led by Min. Kevin Parrott.
Saturday morning, the AKAdemy held its workshops at St. Petersburg College Allstate Center. The students examined the procedures of the courts system, programs offered at SPC as well as careers in law enforcement and public safety. The day ended with a judicial panel discussion. The panel discussion was facilitated by Judge Patrice Moore and the panelists included Assistant Police Chief, Luke Williams, Judge James Pierce, Judge Michael Andrews, Assistant State Attorney Julie Liang, and Assistant Public Defender Bridgette Lester. Sunday evening, there was a candlelight vigil held at the Carter G. Woodson African American History Museum. On MLK Day, which was also an AKA Community Impact Day, the chapter members along with the AKA AKAdemy students worked together for to renew and refresh the James B. Sanderlin Center. This project was made possible by the MLK Day of Service Award. The project included painting, planting flowers in the courtyard, upgrading the restrooms and cleaning the grounds.
Zeta Upsilon Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha continues to honor the spirit of Dr. Martin Luther King by honoring his legacy of service and remaining committed to making the MLK Holiday a day on, not a day off by serving the community. The ladies hope that their projects promote and cultivate a spirit of volunteerism by providing service to the community while honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and his teachings.
Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated (AKA) is an international service organization that was founded on the campus of Howard University in Washington, D.C. in 1908. It is the oldest Greek lettered organization established by African-American college-educated women. It is comprised more than 265,000 members in 986 graduate and undergraduate chapters in the United States, the U. S. Virgin Islands, Bermuda, the Caribbean, Canada, Japan, Germany, South Korea, the continent of Africa, and Dubai. The membership includes distinguished women who boast excellent academic records, proven leadership skills, and are involved in the global community through advocacy and service. Alpha Kappa Alpha has dedicated itself to improving the quality of life for citizens worldwide and promoting peace. The organization is led by its 29th International President Dorothy Buckhanan Wilson of Milwaukee, Wisconsin whose administration's programmatic theme is "Launching New Dimensions of Service" For more information, log on to www.aka1908.com.
About Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated. Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. is the oldest Greek-letter organization established in America by black women and was founded on January 15, 1908, at Howard University. Led by International President Dorothy Buckhanan Wilson, the organization connects thousands of college-trained women who give of themselves to support community service projects and scholarship programs. For more information, visit www.AKA1908.org.
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