Greenville, SC– Gamma Gamma Lambda Chapter held its 26th
annual MLK Youth Program and College Fair at Southside High School
on January 15, 2005. More than 120 students and their families
received Youth Awards in five Areas: Art, Academics, Leadership,
Athletics and Music. The program was addressed by Bro. Anthony
Dawson who spoke to the youth about Dr. King’s dream and
the importance of continuing their education. Bobby Clark, chapter
president, challenged the award winners “to continue the
excellence which has already brought you here today.”
Five community leaders served as presenters for the five categories,
providing short commentaries in each category. In all, 278 students
were selected by their high school staff and teachers for this
year’s youth awards. The Youth Program serves as a kick-off
for the Chapter’s MLK Weekend events. it is an annual event
for Alpha Phi Alpha’s National “Go to High School,
Go to College” program.
Several colleges participated in the College Fair, including Greenville
Technical College, Anderson College, Berea College, The Citadel,
and North Greenville College. Yvette Garrison (Clemson University)
conducted a session on Financial Aid, and light refreshments were
served to all the attendees. Bro. Will Gregg, Program Chairman,
encouraged students by stating "you must maintain your glidepath
to success thats building a foundation for your future."
Gamma Gamma Lambda would like to thank the high schools that participated
in the program; Southside High School for hosting the event; the
Pi Alpha Chapter of Clemson University; LaBarbara Sampson of the
Greenville Country School District for her invaluable assistance;
and Publix of Easley for providing the food for the event.
preparing for the youth program that morning.
120 Students attends the proram and receive. In all 278 students
from GGL and Pi Alpha in group picture after the program.