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AKA Sorority to host Youth Summit during conference on April 20

  • Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Members of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority will host a youth summit from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. on April 20 at Trident Technical College, 7000 Rivers Ave., Building 410 in North Charleston.

The event is free and open to sixth through twelfth grade students. During the summit, youth participants will be engaged in interactive topics focused on igniting strong leadership skills and promoting healthy relationships.

The summit will feature an all-star panel of community leaders - S. C. Rep. Bakari Sellers, ABC Channel 4’s Ava Wilhite, NFL player Rod Wilson, USC Gamecocks Football player Brandon Shell and moderated by radio personality, Terry Base.

Participants will enjoy lunch and give-a-way items including educational information and resources from a host of community organizations, educators, mentoring groups and other professionals.

Summit attendees are requested to pre-register by sending an e-mail to Devettahughes@gmail.com by April 15. For more information, call DeVetta Williams Hughes at 843-412-6361.

Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority (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 of 260,000 members in 958 graduate and undergraduate chapters in the United States, the U. S. Virgin Islands, Bermuda, the Caribbean, Canada, Japan, Germany, South Korea and on the continent of Africa.

Its 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 International President Carolyn House Stewart of Tampa, Fla., whose administration’s programmatic theme is “Global Leadership Through Timeless Service.” For more information, log on to www.aka1908.com.

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