The 73 year old Gamma Rho Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. recently conducted their annual leadership planning retreat to strategize their service to the Jacksonville community.
In addition to participating in workshops and activities, the chapter members began their New International Program Targets, by collecting over 250 backpacks for local students. One of the new targets is One Million Backpacks℠, defined under Target I – Educational Enrichment by the International President, Dorothy Buckhanan Wilson.
The chapter is collaborating with Jacksonville Jaguar’s Cecil Short’s efforts in conjunction with the United Way of Northeast Florida and three local elementary schools they service through tutoring to distribute the backpacks prior to the beginning of school. The chapter is under the leadership Mary L. Davis President and Willetta R. Richie is the Program Chairman.