Kappa Iota Iota’s Young Men of Distinction and Gamma Epsilon Chapters Distributes 1,300 Backpacks to Students
On August 28, 2021, Kappa Iota Iota (KII) and Gamma Epsilon (GE) Chapters, Third District, Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Incorporated, stuffed backpacks to support the Southeast Community of Newport News, VA – Back-To-School Block Party. Kappa Iota Iota’s Young Men of Distinction (Mentorship Program) had 16 young men volunteer. Additionally, other volunteers included members of the Newport News Fire Department, Zion Baptist Church, and Achievable Dream Middle/High School staff. The group filled backpacks with over $3,000 worth of school supplies and presented them to 1,300 deserving students. Brothers Jehlan Williamson and Zyon Sebree from GE Chapter filled backpacks and conducted a step show with enthusiasm that received a loud ovation from all the participants. Kappa Iota Iota Brothers Baron McKeithan (KII Chair, Fatherhood and Mentoring Committee), Robert Smith, and Lloyd Boxley all agreed that this project was an overwhelming success for the community.

Submitted by Brother Lloyd Boxley