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    17th Annual Youth Symposium

     
    This year’s theme is “Partners for Progress, Working Together to Build Bridges for Youth” and is sponsored in conjunction with and in commemoration of Sigma Week. The Youth Symposium focuses on some of the prevalent concerns that negatively impact our youth: drugs, teen violence, abuse, low self-esteem, suicide, teen pregnancy, etc. Held on the second Saturday of March by each Alumnae Chapter, simultaneous Sigma Youth Symposiums address issues that affect teens today.

    The countrywide symposiums will feature workshops emphasizing healthy living and healthy choices, which will lead to healthy generations. This year’s symposiums involve national and local partners emphasizing the strength of the village.

    The Goal

    This year will be to bring together a “village of support” for young people. “Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority knows that the youth are our future; we must prepare them so that they can lead the way,” said Bonita M. Herring, 23rd International President of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority.

    This Saturday

    March 8th the sorority will focus on the importance of partnerships in the community that support our youth. Male and female youth are invited, but some topics will specifically focus on young girls, ages 13 – 18 which include our teen affiliate group the Rhoer Club.

    About The Northeastern Region

    The Northeastern Region is currently comprised of the following areas: Bermuda, eastern Canada, Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Haiti, Korea, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Virgin Islands, Vermont, Virginia, and West Virginia.

    About Sigma Gamma Rho

    Seven educators founded Sigma Gamma Rho on November 12, 1922 at Butler University in Indianapolis, Indiana. The sorority celebrates dedication to service for 91 years and is committed to the slogan “Greater Service, Greater Progress.”

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