Emerging Young Leaders Program [of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc. Theta Tau Omega Chapter]

The Emerging Young Leaders (EYL) a signature program of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated® for middle school girls. EYL will develop the skills and talents of middle school girls in the Greater Bridgeport areas (grades 6th, 7th and 8th) with the potential for becoming leaders within their local communities, as well as in other venues. This signature program will impact participant’s lives’ by providing leadership development, civic engagement, enhanced academic preparation and character building.

The increasing demands of the twenty-first century mandate our youth to be better leaders at a younger age making smart choices with positive consequences. Consisting of four AKAdemies, this initiative is designed to extend the vision of the sorority by cultivating and encouraging high scholastic achievement through:

Leadership Development, Educational Enrichment, Civic Engagement, Character Building,

Each AKAdemy will include several learning opportunities for EYL participants to ultimately achieve the goals of the program.

1) THE OVERALL GOAL of EYL is to impact middle school girls by offering tools to help develop life-long skills in the following areas:

Advocacy, Leadership, Community Service, Financial Literacy, Technology, Environmental Sustainability, Higher Education, Non-Traditional Careers for Women,

2) THE OBJECTIVE of EYL is to help alleviate problems concerning women and girls as they improve social stature and help maintain a progressive interest in college life as they prepare “to be of service to all mankind.”, 3) THE CORE EYL ELEMENTS will be delivered through several AKAdemies: Leadership Development AKAdemy, Educational Enrichment AKAdemy, Civic Engagement AKAdemy and Character Building AKAdemy.

Program Contact Info
First Name: 
Regina
Last Name: 
Vermont
Title: 
Program Coordinator
Location: 
PO Box 256
Bridgeport, CT 06601
United States
Program Details
Year Established: 
2010
Program Focus: 
General Science
Program Focus: 
Technology
Program Focus: 
Engineering
Program Focus: 
Humanities
Program Focus: 
Arts
Girls served annually: 
100
Does your program focus on serving youth with disabilities?: 
No
Organization Info
Organization Contact Info
Title: 
Community Outreach Coordinator
Location: 
PO Box 256
United States
Slug: 
emerging-young-leaders-program-of-alpha-kappa-alpha-sorority-inc-theta-tau-omega-chapter
Needed Resources/Activities
workshops/classes/training
girls interested in STEM
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workshops/classes/training
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