Sigma Youth Symposium Hosted Locally

Posted Jan 28th, 2009 by Artisha S. Lawson  Category: Community Interest, Toledo.com


January 26, 2009

The ladies of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc; Iota Theta Sigma Chapter of Toledo, Ohio will host the Sorority’s national project called Sigma Youth Symposium which is hosted by all chapters of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc, on the second Saturday in March annually. This year’s theme: “H3: It’s All About Me – Healthy Choices, Healthy Living, Healthy Generations,” will focus on connecting community resources with Teenagers in the areas of: Self esteem, peer pressure, importance of education, money management, internet safety and sexual diseases. Iota Theta Sigma Chapter’s event will be held on Saturday, March 14, 2009 at Mott Branch Library –located at 1085 Dorr Street; Toledo, Ohio 43607 in the back meeting rooms. The program is free of charge and will feature panel discussions by local experts in the fields listed above, including: Heartbeat of Toledo, S.E.T.T., and feature a positive self image fashion show. The event will begin at 10:00am and last until 2pm.

Youth that are interested in participating in the Rap/Hip-Hop Contest should send their name, grade and address to: Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc; PO Box 351525, Toledo, Ohio 43623 by February 13.

Nationally, Sigma Youth Symposium is in its 12th year and created by Past Grand Basileus Dr. LaRona J. Morris. However, locally the chapter last completed this project in March 2004.

Brief History
Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc was founded on November 12, 1922 at Butler University in Indianapolis, Indiana by seven young educators. Over the past 86 years the sorority has grown to a membership of over 80,000 with chapters throughout the United States and Germany. Locally, the Iota Theta Sigma Chapter was chartered on December 9, 2001 and became the first graduate chapter in Northwest Ohio. The chapter has since reactivated and the ladies will continued the TORCH of Sigma by serving the community.

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