Submitted by Bro. Paul R. Green II, Alpha Iota Chapter Editor
Story by Bro. Keith Wilson, Alpha Iota Chapter Mentorship Co-Chairman
Photos: John Cotton, Alpha Iota Basileus
SUFFOLK, VA— Wednesday, April 25, 2018, The Golden Fold - Suffolk in conjunction with Alpha Iota Chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. had their regular session at the Taylor Bend Family YMCA of South Hampton Roads located in Chesapeake, Virginia.
This session involved Officer Chris Washington of Virginia Beach Police Force teaching our Young Leaders to be honest citizens. Officer Washington gave the Young Leaders different scenarios police officers face with on a daily basis. He also explains that you should be in compliance and show no defensive gesture towards cops to keep the situation at minimum. The officer explains to the Young Leaders how to present themselves if pulled over by an officer, and gave the Young Leaders a chance to be and officer called to a problem reported by another citizen. The goal of this session was to keep our Young Leaders out of the criminal justice system.
The Golden Fold - Suffolk is the youth mentorship program of Alpha Iota Chapter of the Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc., an international nonprofit social and civic service organization that has over 700 chapters with 100,000 members in 14 countries worldwide. AI’s Golden Fold - Suffolk serves the greater community of Suffolk City Virginia by offering community service projects, field trips, college lectures, and university tours on the weekends. The Golden Fold - Suffolk serves approximately 20 students from middle school to graduating seniors in high school in the Suffolk city community.
Alpha Iota (AI) is a graduate chapter of the Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc., an international nonprofit social and civic service organization that has over 700 chapters with 100,000 members in 14 countries worldwide.
Since the chapter’s founding in Western Tidewater Region in Virginia in 1939, AI has supported public and community events across the region benefiting scholarship, health promotion, youth mentorship, citizenship, and social action. Alpha Iota (AI) was recently named the Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Incorporated District Chapter Runner up Mentoring Award.
Alpha Iota serves Suffolk, VA and the surrounding cities of Coastal Virginia.