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Alpha Kappa Alpha and Whole Foods Market partner youth summit

On February 15, 2014 from 8:30 a.m. to 12 p.m., Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated, Zeta Tau Omega Chapter ~ Emerging Young Leaders will partner with Whole Foods Market for the 2014 Middle School Community Youth Summit at Palm Beach County Library, 3650 Summit Blvd. West Palm Beach, FL. The primary purpose of the Emerging Young Leaders (EYL) Youth Community Summit is to help empower middle school students to make a difference in their communities. This summit will focus on teaching students effective leadership skills, character building and STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) Core Area Skills.

 Emerging Young Leaders (EYL) Initiatives

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. Alpha Kappa Alpha is comprised of a nucleus of 260,000 members in graduate and undergraduate chapters in the United States, the U. S. Virgin Islands, the Caribbean, Canada, Japan, Germany, Korea and on the continent of Africa.

Signature Program Initiatives

I. Emerging Young Leaders (EYL) Initiatives ~ This signature program will impact the lives of 10,000 girls in grades six through eight 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.

II. Health Initiatives ~ These initiatives encourage personal fitness and healthy life styles. We will support organizations which advance access to treatment and coordinate awareness and advocacy campaigns to reduce health disparities, save lives and impact health related legislation. Co-sponsored health forums will address: diseases which disproportionately affect women and minorities, prevention and treatment options.

Whole Foods Market is the world's largest retailer of natural and organic foods, with stores throughout North America and the United Kingdom.

For additional information about this event, please contact Carolyn Brown at

REF: SDPBC (Press Release) Public Affairs Office, Feb. 2014


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