Emerging Young Leaders AKAdemy Teaches Young Ladies Leadership

Monday, November 19, 2012
Emerging Young Leaders AKAdemy participants
Emerging Young Leaders AKAdemy participants

The Ivy Rose Foundation and Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. held its first session of the second year of the Emerging Young Leaders AKAdemy.

The Emerging Young Leaders is a signature program of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. for middle school girls with the potential for becoming leaders within their local communities as well as other venues.   

Consisting of four AKAdemies, the program is designed to extend the vision of the sorority by cultivating and encouraging high scholastic achievement through: Leadership Development, Educational Enrichment, Civic Engagement and Character Building.

The activities that the young ladies engaged in began with a warm up activity and an ice breaker that included how to properly introduce yourself.  Next, they were given a review session on effective writing which included step by step instructions (tips) on writing an essay on a given topic.  Several sorority members were on hand to give the participants more individualized attention in this area. 

The activities then moved from the classroom to the dining room where the young ladies were given etiquette tips when hosting a dinner or party.  This session included how to properly set a table as well as different ways to fold a linen dinner napkin. The last session for the day was on fashion which included discussion on the proper attire for various occasions.

The Emerging Young Leaders’ AKAdemy meets once monthly and applications for participation are still being accepted.  For more information contact Mary Ann Davidson-Morton at 698-5041 or Michelle Cochran at 400-0041.

Emerging Young Leaders AKAdemy participants learn about table settings.
Emerging Young Leaders AKAdemy participants learn about table settings.


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