The word inspire has multiple meanings, most of which are positive and affirmative in nature. There’s one that seemingly stands out above the others (based on the free dictionary) which fits seamlessly when it comes to impacting and effectuating constructive community change: to stimulate to action or motivate.
When encouraged to pursue activities related to igniting the process of self-discovery, nurturing (inherent) talents and gifts, supplementing education-related activities, providing opportunities grounded in scholarship, introducing new experiences, reinforcement of positive values, and and exploring one’s culture and heritage, it provides a sense of renewal and stronger point of reference and connectivity for individuals. Just as it is in the classroom, the stronger the attachment and sensibility an individual has in their own self-image and community, the better the investment in that community’s well-being on an individual and collective level.
In this spirit, specifically through its Jewel Court Cotillion, the members of the East Point-College Park chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. are instilling these sentiments of self and community worth. For the past 24 years, through the lenses of character building, self-awareness, and cultural pride, young ladies (from the ages of 3 years through 8th grade) are able to participate in this 6-month long period full of high-quality and interactive workshops and activities.
Through the direction and leadership of committee chairs Jennifer Franks, Keosha Moon, Karmen Fountain, and LaQuise Glass, the upcoming information session and registration opportunity on Sunday, September 16th, should provide parents and students valuable information in being a part of this community and enrichment-centered program. The information session is taking place promptly from 2:30-4pm at the Atlanta Airport Marriott.
Subsequent registration opportunities are scheduled for Saturday, September 22nd (11am-1pm at North Clayton MS) and Saturday, October 6th (11am-1pm at KIPP Vision). The first workshop (and final registration opportunity) is scheduled for Saturday, October 13th (from 9am-2pm) at North Clayton MS, so the dates are approaching soon.
There is a $250 registration fee. This covers for the workshops, activities, presentation at the Jewel Court Cotillion, and other related program services, projects, and other special events. Additional information is available through the chapter website or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
Since December 1, 1979, the East Point-College Park Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. has a rich and strong-standing tradition of leadership and service to its community. For the 24 years the chapter has conducted its Jewel Court Cotillion, its program clearly encompasses its larger sorority’s Five-Point Program Thrust in the areas of economic development, educational development, international awareness and involvement, physical and mental health, and political awareness and involvement.
As the larger organization enters into its Centennial celebration (as of January 13, 2013) of providing exceptional leadership and service, the East Point-College Park chapter, through this program, is able to support each of you in its servicing area. In reaching back to the youth of today and the leaders of tomorrow, opening the door for building long-lasting friendships, and underscoring the importance of scholarship, the Jewel Court Cotillion can be a vehicle in which younger and middle-school aged women are able to develop the skill sets needed for academic and community awareness, as well as strengthening their self-image and view, and that clearly benefits a community and so much more.
It is able to inspire you…