Submitted by Bro. Paul R. Green II, Alpha Iota Chapter Editor
Story by Bro. Keith Wilson, Alpha Iota Chapter Mentorship Chairman
Photos: Bro. Keith Wilson
SUFFOLK, VA— Wednesday, April 11, 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.
The topic of discussion was PEER PRESSURE. The young leaders gave examples of the experiences they have encountered with peer pressure. They listened to each other’s story and gave advice to one another as uplift. Following that our guest speaker, Mr. Jay Hooper, introduced Science Technology Engineering and Math (STEM) to the young leaders. Mr. Hooper issued out a model vehicle that had to be assembled with a battery connection and operate off salt water. The young leaders paired up into groups and started thinking and assisting one another in putting the modeled vehicle together and into operation.
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.