PROGRAMS

Psi Omega chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Inc. serves as the sole member, and volunteer force to the Boston Pearl Foundation. Examples of programs that BPF volunteers have been involved in since its inception include the following:

Volunteering

Volunteering at the Charles Yancey Annual Book Drive with Prince Hall to provide books for children. Volunteering at The Benjamin Healthcare Center to provide support for senior citizens.

Sponsorship

  • Co-sponsoring a fund-raiser for the Sickle Cell Anemia foundation in conjuction with Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.

  • Co-sponsorship of Child Identification Programs (CHIP) – Promoting Family Safety Awareness within the Black Community

  • Co-sponsoring a one day conference for women of color to encourage entrepreneurship by providing a forum for a panel of business leaders to share their business acumen and leadership skills for aspiring business owners.

  • Co-sponsoring a Christmas in the City event where gifts and food were given to underprivileged children.

Donations

  • Donating birthday party supplies to www.birthdaywishes.org.

  • Providing food for women and children at Rosie’s place, a shelter for women and children.

Scholarships

  • Scholarships awarded annually.

  • Partnership with Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc., Psi Omega Chapter

  • More information about this year’s recipients here

Debutante Program

  • ​​The Psi Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated has sponsored debutante programs in Boston for over 35 years. The first program was offered in 1973. Similar to its existing youth development programs, which provide education and positive growth development and mentoring, the 2013 Debutante Program, sponsored in collaboration with The Boston Pearl Foundation, Incorporated, targets young women of color enrolled in grades 9 -12. In an era where images of women in various media and entertainment mediums are disturbingly negative, the Precious Pearls Debutante Program gives young minority women within the greater Boston area a positive self-image, role models and personal development activities that promote high moral and ethical standards. The six-month program culminates with a formal ball that allows the community to acknowledge and celebrate the efforts of the debutantes to mature into cultured, confident, principled and civic-minded women.

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