Phi Delta Kappa Leadership Conference Focuses on Duval’s Black History and HBCU Legacy

Shown (L-R) is Kudos Advisor Deborah Martin with 9th - 12th grade Kudos (Males) and Xino (Girls) and Xinos Advisor Felicia Thomas.

The National Sorority of Phi Delta Kappa, Inc., Delta Delta Chapter recently hosted a leadership youth conference bringing together over 100 youth and educational leaders from the Southeast Region, including Alabama, Tennessee, Atlanta, and parts of Florida. The conference focus celebrated the rich heritage of African Americans through the inspiring stories of James Weldon Johnson and John Rosamond Johnson. “We delved into the history of how ‘Lift Every Voice and Sing’ became the African American National Anthem, reflecting on the beautiful, energetic, and triumphant spirit of the song,” said chapter president Debra Martin. The youth participants were actively engaged in technology workshops, where they learned about the significance of coding and its applications. The event culminated with a visit to local HBCU Edwards Waters University, where the youth had the opportunity to walk the campus and gain insight into the value of attending a Historically Black College or University (HBCU) and the Ritz Museum.

Chapter member Lillian Porter was pleased with the conference success, “It was truly a rewarding experience for all involved, and we are grateful for the support and collaboration that made this conference a success. We believe that by empowering our youth with knowledge and celebrating their heritage, we are paving the way for a brighter future,” said Porter.

The National Sorority of Phi Delta Kappa, Incorporated, Delta Delta Chapter is an organization of women in the field of education and chartered on September 29, 1979.  The sorority is 98 years old with over 5,000 members and affiliates.

NSPDK organization is 98 years old and is as vibrant and relevant as in the founding year of 1923, with over 5,000 members and affiliates in more than one hundred chapters across the United States.

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