Members of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc. (AKA) recently donated backpacks and school supplies to Charles County Public Schools. At the October 2017 Cluster I Leadership Conference hosted by the Nu Zeta Omega chapter, AKA members from Washington, D.C., and Maryland brought along 1,849 book bags and 20,828 school supplies for donation.
The service organization’s Launching New Dimensions of Service targets five areas — educational enrichment, health promotion, family strengthening, environmental ownership and global impact. As part of the program, Dorothy Buckhanan Wilson, the international president, hopes AKA members will donate and distribute more than 1 million backpacks, along with school supplies, through 2018.
AKA also sponsors the ASCEND Youth Enrichment Program for high school students, including Damaris Moore, a St. Charles High School freshman, who is a member of the Tiara ASCEND Club. Nu Zeta Omega provides scholarships to local graduating seniors who plan to attend a two- or four-year higher institution of learning.
Charles County Public Schools provides 26,900 students in grades prekindergarten through 12 with an academically challenging education. Located in Southern Maryland, Charles County Public Schools has 36 schools that offer a technologically advanced, progressive and high quality education that builds character, equips for leadership and prepares students for life, careers and higher education.
The Charles County public school system does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age or disability in its programs, activities or employment practices. For inquiries, please contact Patricia Vaira, Title IX/ADA/Section 504 Coordinator (students) or Nikial M. Majors, Title IX/ADA/Section 504 coordinator (employees/ adults), at Charles County Public Schools, Jesse L. Starkey Administration Building, P.O. Box 2770, La Plata, MD 20646; 301-932-6610/301-870-3814. For special accommodations call 301-934-7230 or TDD 1-800-735-2258 two weeks prior to the event.