Xi Chapter of Lambda Kappa Mu Sorority, an organization of graduate business and professional women, established in Syracuse since 1955, observed its annual Lambda Kappa Mu Week March 11-17, 2012.
This week is set aside by the organization’s National Office to bring attention to the many community service activities completed by the various local chapters. Xi Chapter was engaged in a variety of events including reading to children at Elmwood Elementary, holding a Parent and Youth Empowerment Day and more.
More than 100 youth, parents and sorority members attended Xi Chapter of Lambda Kappa Mu’s annual Parent and Youth Empowerment Day at the Hall of Languages on Syracuse University Campus. The youth and parents participated in five dynamic workshops.
The day began with Kenneth and Tongela Smith of New Directions: Community Network Inc. presentating on “Success: Valuing Yourself for Now and the Future.”
The culminating workshop “Lets Talk About It! Teen Summit” was led by Vanessa Asofaris, Say Yes Site Director at Roberts School, and Chauncey Brown of Vera House’s Alternative Program. Three other workshops were presented by Mr. Lawrence Williams, “Families Matters to Youth: What This Looks Like in the Real World;” Dr. Zheadric Barbra, Syracuse City School District Director of School Reform, “Teen Relationship, I am the Variable,” and Mr. Derrick Dorsey of Interfaith Works – “Let Me Think About That!”
— Submitted by Michele Abdul-Sabur