Fellowship, education and transforming lives have always been guiding principals for the national sorority of Phi Delta Kappa, Inc. (NSPDK) is a nonprofit, educational sorority founded by eight educators desiring to establish a sisterhood among teachers and promote the highest ideals of the teaching profession.
The Jacksonville chapter of NSPDK, Delta Delta Chapter recently held their annual meet and greet on Saturday, October 13th at Shepherd of the Woods Church on the Southside. Prospective member’s fellowshipped, bonded, and enjoyed many fun activities with the youth members.
The morning began with a hearty southern breakfast in preparation of a busy day of activities. The young men or “Kudos” participated in various activities such as volleyball, basketball, soccer, horseshoes and frisbee. The young ladies or “Xinos” bonded while playing board games and other activities as both groups finished their day canoeing on the lake.
A program was held during lunch that allowed to young adults to showcase their leadership, intellect and talents. The history of both groups was given followed by introductions of prospective members and their parents.
The Xinos are a guidance group for young ladies in grades 9th through 12th. The chapter seeks to provide these girls with positive role models and mentors that will encourage them towards high academic, moral and social values.
The Kudos is a guidance group for young men in high school with the goal of helping to guide in their development as they become responsible men of high moral, academic and social characteristics. The Program seeks to provide these high school students with cultural experiences, mentors and positive role models who can lend structure and support in their transitions to manhood.
Xinos and Kudus initiation will be held on Saturday, December 8th at the Clara white Mission. Sorors Betty J. LeRoy and Deloris C. Williams are the advisors.