Psi Alpha Omega is represented by 111 women of strength and courage. We were chartered on December 10, 2005 and serve the citizens of Clayton and Henry Counties. As the oldest Greek-letter organization for African-American women, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated®, has been in the forefront of providing “Service to All Mankind.” Psi Alpha Omega is committed to upholding the ideals demonstrated by our founders and being of service to our community. Since 2005, Psi Alpha Omega has worked tirelessly in the community. By designing programs under the Global Leadership through Timeless Service program initiatives, we meet the needs of our community in a variety of ways.
In addition to the 2010-2014 National Program Theme: Global Leadership through Timeless Service that we support, Psi Alpha Omega implements the following programs:
Emerging Young Leaders
Emerging Young Leaders is the Signature Program for Global Leadership through Timeless Service. It is a mentoring program targeting middle school young ladies (grades 6th – 8th) that live in the Clayton or Henry County area. Monthly sessions focus on Leadership Development, Educational Enrichment, Civic Engagement, and Character Building. For the Inaugural year 2011-2012, Psi Alpha Omega has mentored 18 middle school girls.
Exquisite P.E.A.R.L.S. (Pushing Excellence and Raising Leaders to Succeed)
Exquisite PEARLS is a mentoring program for high school young ladies (grades 9th – 11th) that live in the Clayton or Henry County area. The program is designed to positively influence the lives of young women to strengthen their belief in themselves, and assist them to improve their grades, self-worth, and ability to reach their personal goals and become productive members of society. The young ladies also have sessions on Etiquette, Budgeting, College Preparation, Career Development, Healthy Living and Exercise, Teen Violence and Date Rape, Entrepreneurship, Marketing/Sales Techniques, and a Book Club.
Living Water For Girls (LWFG)
Psi Alpha Omega has partnered with LWFG to help educate the public about the prevalent and traumatic business of prostitution and commercial sexual exploitation and trafficking in the Metro Atlanta Area due to the proximity to a major airport. LWFG’s mission is to rescue, rehabilitate and restore commercially sexually exploited girls by providing safe refuge and holistic therapeutic services. Forums will be hosted to educate the Clayton and Henry County area as well as providing activities for the young ladies referred to the program. (See http://www.livingwaterforgirls.org/ for more information)
Partnership with Rainbow House Shelter (Clayton County)
Rainbow House is a children’s shelter that works with children to restore, heal, and rebuild their lives. Under this program, the chapter volunteers at the Rainbow House Shelter and provide activities and workshops for the children during their stay at the shelter to ensure they continue to learn life’s lessons. Some activities include etiquette sessions, budgeting, and situational skits; as well as fun activities like movies, arts and crafts.
Hands of Hope Clinic, Inc. (Henry County)
The Hands of Hope Clinic, Inc. provides free medical and dental care for uninsured and underserved residents of Henry County. This clinic relies on volunteers to donate their time and services, as well as donations from the community. Psi Alpha Omega works with the clinic through donations that will help the clinic to continue providing compassionate, quality healthcare for every eligible patient who enters its doors. (See http://www.handsofhopeclinic.org for more information)
Spring into Health Living Annual Community Day/Health Fair
Psi Alpha Omega Chapter will partner with the Southern Regional Medical Center Foundation for the Sixth Annual Spring Into Healthy Living Health Fair on Saturday, April 21, 2012 from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. This free health expo is open to the general public and offers extensive health screenings for everyone such as EKG’s, cholesterol and vascular screenings, pharmacy consultation and more.
Spring into Healthy Living offers FREE: health screenings – family fun activities, physician seminars – access to health exhibitor fair, Adult and pediatric EKG’s. ADMISSION IS FREE TO THE PUBLIC.
School Tools for Success
In an effort to increase support of school children in the Clayton and Henry County elementary schools, a back-to-school supply drive is held annually. Stuffed book bags are donated to schools and shelters in the Clayton and Henry County area prior to the start of the school year. Since 2008, the chapter has distributed over 400 stuffed book bags.
In partnership with a Battered Women’s Shelter, the chapter hosts a “Project Renew” clothing drive to collect gently used business and casual attire to donate to the shelter. Psi Alpha Omega also hosts quarterly resume preparation workshops, job interviewing skills simulations, self esteem, business etiquette, and proper business attire sessions at the shelter.
Building & Maintaining Wealth Series
Our mission is to promote economic empowerment in our community by way of seminars providing information on insurance, financial planning, wealth building, maintaining/ repairing credit. One focus was to promote America Saves Program through Social Media during America Saves’ Week. www.americasaves.org
Bags of Hope Community Food Drive
In partnership with Hearts to Nourish Hope, Inc., nutritious non-perishable food was donated for their Food Pantry. Hearts to Nourish Hope disburses food to needy families in the Clayton, Henry and Fayette Counties whom are referred by the United Way. The Food Pantry provides food for over 300 families a year. (See http://heartstonourishhope.org more information)
Food Baskets Donation
Since our inception, Psi Alpha Omega has collected and distributed food baskets during Thanksgiving and Christmas for families in need.
Each year, the chapter has strived to help a young woman or young man continue their educational goals by providing scholarships. Since 2006, Psi Alpha Omega has awarded over $10,000 in college scholarships to young women and men living or attending school in Clayton and Henry Counties.
The Southern Crescent Pearls Foundation, Inc.
The Southern Crescent Pearls Foundation, Incorporated is an affiliate of Psi Alpha Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated ®. The foundation endeavors to grant scholarships to students and funding to organizations for charitable, educational and scientific purposes.
For more information about Psi Alpha Omega Chapter, please visit: www.psialphaomega.org
For more information about The Southern Crescent Pearls Foundation, Inc., please visit: www.scpfinc.org