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Beta Gamma Chapter Inducts Local High School Students into Their Youth Guidance Group

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On December 17, 2017, the National Sorority of Phi Delta Kappa, Inc, Beta Gamma Chapter inducted high school students as a part of the sorority’s National Youth Guidance Group called Xinos (the girls) and Kudos (the boys). Nearly all chapters of the National Sorority of Phi Delta Kappa, Inc have Youth Guidance programs. Each of the five regions hosts a Xinos and Kudos Regional Conference each year. Beta Gamma Chapter hosted the Midwest Regional Conference3 in 2015, with over 200 high school students in attendance.

The 2017 inductees were: Avionna Burwell, Simone Johnson, Jahnaija McKitrie, La'Shawntae Pettaway, Jacobi Coleman, Cliron Hornbeak and Carsten Mayes

One of the purposes of this educational sorority is to encourage the potential of the community’s youth. They are engaged to participate in many worthwhile activities and community service projects. The high school groups, Xinos and Kudos, are offered guidance and educational support. They participate in community service projects and learn the importance of giving back to their communities. As a step in enhancing their growth, these young woman and young men also connect and network with other professional organizations. The young people have participated in workshops that will effectively prepare them to succeed in college and in careers, to become self-sufficient citizens.

The sorority also offers scholarships on the national, regional and local levels to young people seeking careers in education. The applications are made available through area high schools, churches and the local chapter.

This year’s induction ceremony opened with prayers, then a welcome by Dorothy Batson, president of the Chapter and Cathy Smith-Lee, youth coordinator. After the induction of the pledges, general information was presented on the National Sorority. Later, during the event, the two scholarship recipients were recognized – Ashtoni Mayes and Darius Johnson.

The Beta Gamma Chapter conducts a number of community activities such as the Red Hot Sock Drop, a downtown street ministry which donates and distributes hats, scarves, gloves and socks to children and adults in collaboration with Macedonia Baptist Church; the distribution of two annual $00 book scholarships; the YMCA Wayman Palmer gift donations for children from the “Angel Tree” Wish List and Christmas caroling and donation of care packages and socks at the Fairview Nursing Home. The Chapter also holds a Teach-A-Rama annually for educators, parents and students – workshops on a variety of topics.

The National Sorority of Phi Delta Kappa, Inc. is a professional organization of well-trained and highly effective educators. The members represent professional in all components of the learning spectrum. Beta Gamma Chapter is one of 19 chapters in the Midwest Region. All chapters of this great sisterhood are dedicated to fulfilling the purposes set forth by the illustrious founders and work diligently to serve their communities by reaching out to students, teachers and the community at large.


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Revised: 08/16/18 14:12:37 -0700.

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