Pi Lambda Lambda’s _ Prince William County OMEGA U_ Special Olympics

Pi Lambda Lambda (PLL), Third District, Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. and the Omega U Program volunteered at the 5th Annual Special Olympics at Episcopal High School in Alexandria, Virginia on Saturday, April 27th, 2019.  The Omega U students supported the event by volunteering as game hosts for the Olympic Village with the Kappa League Program.  Student athletes were able to participate in a host of games and enjoy popcorn and snow cones on a beautiful Saturday.

Olympic Village purpose is to entertain student athletes participating in ten stations designed to develop sports skills for young children of all ability levels.  Omega U Students cheered runners and competitors of 4x4 100-yard dash, 100-yard dash, triple jump, and the high jump.

Pi Lambda Lambda is a graduate chapter of the Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc., an international nonprofit social and civic service organization that has over more than 700 chapters with 100,000 members in 14 countries worldwide.

Since the Chapter’s founding in Dumfries, VA, in January 2004, PLL has supported public and community events across the region, benefiting scholarship, health promotion, youth mentorship, citizenship and social action.  PLL has previously been named the Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. International Chapter of the Year for three separate years since the Chapter’s founding. PLL is honored with this most prestigious honor bestowed by the fraternity.

Pi Lambda Lambda serves Prince William County, the City of Manassas, and Manassas Park.

Pi Lambda Lambda’s _ Prince William County OMEGA U_ Relay For Life

Pi Lambda Lambda (PLL), Third District, Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. and the Omega U Program supported Prince William County Relay For Life on May 11, 2019 at Dumfries Fairground in Manassas Virginia. Omega U and PLL helped in the fight against cancer by raising awareness and sponsors by spending the day with survivors and dedicating a day of walking. Members of PLL and Omega U walked from 10AM to 6PM and raised over $5K as a Gold Member in support of survivors, caregivers, and lost loved ones in the annual Relay For Life in Prince William County Virginia.

Relay for Life serves as the last annual community service project for Omega U school year. Students walked laps, helped setup for the event, and completed over 55 hours of community service serving the PWC community. Relay for Life is a team fundraising event where team members take turns walking around a track. Teams sets up raise funds by collecting donations for food, goods, games, and activities.

Pi Lambda Lambda is a graduate chapter of the Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc., an international nonprofit social and civic service organization that has over more than 700 chapters with 100,000 members in 14 countries worldwide.

Since the Chapter’s founding in Dumfries, VA, in January 2004, PLL has supported public and community events across the region, benefiting scholarship, health promotion, youth mentorship, citizenship and social action.  PLL has previously been named the Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. International Chapter of the Year for three separate years since the Chapter’s founding. PLL is honored with this most prestigious honor bestowed by the fraternity.

Pi Lambda Lambda serves Prince William County, the City of Manassas, and Manassas Park.

Pi Lambda Lambda’s _ Prince William County OMEGA U_ I’ll Always Love My Mama

Andrew Burgos and his mother.

Pi Lambda Lambda (PLL), Third District, Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. and the Omega U Program honored the Mothers of Omega U and Prince William County Public Schools on May 4, 2019 at Merchant Park.  The event awarded 42 students with certified community service certificates up to 40+ hours for community service projects executed throughout the 2018/2019 school calendar year.  Each mother and mother-to-be was presented a red rose from each of the Omega U students.  The Omega U Program has executed over 55 hours of community service projects in Northern Virginia from September 2018 to May 2019.

Students also executed the Omega U Project GhostRider with students from the Purple Boot Mentoring Program of Southern Maryland on May 4, 2019 at Merchant Park.  Project GhostRider is a STEM initiative of the Omega U Program that partners with RaceTECH Youth Racing League in providing students from 3rd grade to graduating seniors a hands-on learning experience in science, technology, math, and engineering.  Project GhostRider provides the 180+ students of PWCPS Omega U a STEM curriculum through hands-on learning and application with application of mechanical and electrical engineering through remote control cars and drone aviation.  This year, Omega U executed on 60 hours of STEM educational initiatives.  Omega U is also a proud NSBE Jr. organization based out of Dumfries Virginia.

Pi Lambda Lambda is a graduate chapter of the Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc., an international nonprofit social and civic service organization that has over more than 700 chapters with 100,000 members in 14 countries worldwide.

Since the Chapter’s founding in Dumfries, VA, in January 2004, PLL has supported public and community events across the region, benefiting scholarship, health promotion, youth mentorship, citizenship and social action.  PLL has previously been named the Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. International Chapter of the Year for three separate years since the Chapter’s founding. PLL is honored with this most prestigious honor bestowed by the fraternity.

Pi Lambda Lambda serves Prince William County, the City of Manassas, and Manassas Park.

Pi Lambda Lambda’s _ Prince William County OMEGA U_ Yoga

Pi Lambda Lambda (PLL), Third District, Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. and the Omega U Program embarked on a Yoga experience on March 3rd, 2019 at Potomac Middle School by the teachings of Coach LaRonda. Yoga is a way of living that aims towards a healthy mind in a healthy body. Students learned basic yoga techniques that helped them understand their energies in becoming exuberant and sensing your body movements. In addition, students learned the benefits of Yoga that includes improvement in brain function, lower stress levels, increased flexibility, lower blood pressure, improved lung capacity, anxiety relief, improved sense of balance, and strength conditioning.

Pi Lambda Lambda is a graduate chapter of the Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc., an international nonprofit social and civic service organization that has over more than 700 chapters with 100,000 members in 14 countries worldwide.

Since the Chapter’s founding in Dumfries, VA, in January 2004, PLL has supported public and community events across the region, benefiting scholarship, health promotion, youth mentorship, citizenship and social action.  PLL has previously been named the Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. International Chapter of the Year for three separate years since the Chapter’s founding. PLL is honored with this most prestigious honor bestowed by the fraternity.

Pi Lambda Lambda serves Prince William County, the City of Manassas, and Manassas Park.

Pi Lambda Lambda’s OMEGA U March Wellness Activities

PFC Adrian Gore talked to Omega U Students at Potomac Middle School March 1, 2019

March 2019 proved to be an exciting month for Omega U students/mentees. In addition to regularly scheduled “weekly shop” activities, STEM based learning and trips of historic and educational nature, several program directors focused on wellness activities. The intent was to mentally and physically stimulate the mentees with an expected outcome of healthy and positive living.

The Omega U Program exposed students to guest speakers and past Omega U students for the month of March. The guest speakers included Private First Class Adrian Gore and Bro. Will Varick.  PFC Gore is an active duty Soldier in the United States Army and was previously an Omega U mentee.  He shared life experiences based on his time in Omega U and how it helped prepare him for his decision to enlist in the Army, serve his country and live on his own as a young adult.

Bro. Will Varick, an undergraduate at Virginia State University shared his life experiences as a college student and member of Omega Psi Phi.  He helped the mentees understand the impact of life choices and the challenges of life on a Historically Black College and University campus.  His perspective was well received, and he entertained many questions from the students.

PLL and the Omega U Program embarked on a Yoga experience on March 3rd, 2019 at Potomac Middle School with a class by Coach LaRonda. Yoga is a way of living that aims towards a healthy mind in a healthy body. Students learned basic yoga techniques that helped them understand their energies in becoming exuberant and sensing your body movements. In addition, students learned the benefits of Yoga that includes improvement in brain function, lower stress levels, increased flexibility, lower blood pressure, improved lung capacity, anxiety relief, improved sense of balance, and strength conditioning.

Finally, another highlight in March for our Omega U program was the selection of Brother Stephen Blakely, Fred Lynn Middle School as the Omega U Teacher of the Year. Brother Blakely is a 50-year member of Omega having pledged at Tau Upsilon chapter in 1969.  He is a member of Pi Lambda Lambda and serves as Omega U Director at Fred Lynn Middle School where he is also on staff as a teacher.

Omega U is the youth mentorship program of Pi Lambda Lambda Chapter of the Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. This program currently serves over 180 students in eighteen elementary, middle, and high schools across Prince William County. During the past three years, the Omega U Program has executed over 140 hours of community service, 400 hours of weekend mentoring events, 480 hours of after school mentoring, and has provided total man-hours valued over $200K to PWC schools since 2016 and more than $600K since 2009. Prince William County School district is the 2nd largest school system in the state of Virginia, and the 4th largest in the Washington Metropolitan Area. Over this period, students of Omega U executed student led INOVA Hospital Blood Drives, Feeding the Homeless, Highway Cleanup, annual support of the National Public Lands Day at Leesylvania State Park and Wreath Laying on Veteran’s Day at the National Military Cemetery in Quantico, Virginia. Omega U is open to all male youths from 3rd grade to graduating seniors and targets students’ enrollment from single parent families.

The Omega U Program mission is to serve, support, and partner with the Prince William County Public Schools by offering a “Word Class Education” with after school and weekend mentoring initiatives that includes STEM based programs, the Omega U Flight Drone Program, the Radio Controlled Race Car Program, Pre-College Initiative (PCI), Career Readiness workshops, college field trips, and health and sports initiatives.

In 2018, Omega U became a National Society of Black Engineer Junior Chapter serving PWC partnering with Virginia State University, Virginia Tech University, Northern Virginia Community College, and George Mason University.  In July 2018, Omega U student scholars from single-parent families attended a week-long Engineering Camp at Virginia Tech, College of Engineering. Omega U students enjoyed this experience at no-cost to their families and lived on campus for one week while attending engineering, physics, and science classes with hands-on labs to foster a better understanding and increased knowledge in the areas of science, technology, engineering, and math.

The Omega U Youth Academy Program continues to grow and foster a wonderful youth experience for students in PWC and the Northern Virginia and Metropolitan area, and is a leading youth academy program for Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc.

Pi Lambda Lambda is a graduate chapter of the Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc., an international nonprofit social and civic service organization that has over more than 700 chapters with 100,000 members in 15 countries worldwide. Since the Chapter’s founding in Dumfries, VA, in January 2004, PLL has supported public and community events across the region, benefiting scholarship, health promotion, youth mentorship, citizenship and social action.  PLL has previously been named the Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. International Chapter of the Year for three separate years since the Chapter’s founding. PLL is honored with this most prestigious honor bestowed by the fraternity.

Pi Lambda Lambda serves Prince William County, the City of Manassas, and Manassas Park.

Pi Lambda Lambda Supports Omega’s St. Jude Game Day Give Back Project

Pi Lambda Lambda (PLL) Chapter, Third District, Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. supported the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital Game Day Give Back Project with a donation of $10,604.00.  For the past several years PLL has established a monetary goal for this worthy effort.  This year’s goal was set at $10,000.  Brother Eddie A. Stephens, Jr., Chapter Basileus (President) thanked the Brothers of Pi Lambda Lambda Chapter and all donors for their support to St. Jude. He gave a special thanks to Brother Keith Breland, Social Action Chairman for his committee work on this project. He also thanked the George M. Hampton Foundation for their partnership in this campaign. Special recognition to Brothers Robert Clements, Brother Harvey Woodson, Brother George M. Hampton, Brother Greg Reid, Brother David Hardin, Brother James Rowe, Brother David Holliday, Brother Raymond Bell and Mrs. Candace Noel for their generous donations. Mrs. Ann Wheeler, Democratic Candidate, Chair, Prince William County Board of Supervisors and Mrs. Andrea Bailey, Democratic Candidate, Prince William Board of County Supervisors (Potomac District) made donations as well. Special thanks to PLL’s own Brother Conrado Morgan, 3rd District, 1st Vice District Representative, for his tireless efforts in encouraging support for this worthy cause.

The mission of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is to advance cures, and means of prevention, for pediatric catastrophic diseases through research and treatment. Consistent with the vision of their founder Danny Thomas, no child is denied treatment based on race, religion or a family's ability to pay. The funds donated will support the kids and families at St. Jude. The kids nor the families have to pay for travel, medical care, lodging or food as long as the kids are in treatment at St. Jude. Treatments invented at St. Jude have helped push the overall childhood cancer survival rate from 20% to more than 80% since it opened more than 50 years ago. More than 40% of the kids treated at St. Jude are African Americans.

All donations are tax deductible and there will be a raffle for gifts at the Dr. Moses C. Norman, Sr. Leadership Conference for Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. on July 9, 2019 in Atlantic City New Jersey for those who donated on behalf of Pi Lambda Lambda Chapter.

This project supports Omega Psi Phi Fraternity’s Social Action Program and will fall under our internationally mandated program of Health Initiatives in the future. We thank all of our patrons and donors for their support in this project and the continuing support as we do our part to give back to our community.

Pi Lambda Lambda is a graduate chapter of the Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc., an international nonprofit social and civic service organization that has over more than 700 chapters with 100,000 members in 16 countries worldwide. Since the Chapter’s founding in Dumfries, VA, in January 2004, PLL has supported public and community events across the region, benefiting scholarship, health promotion, youth mentorship, citizenship and social action.  PLL has previously been named the Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. International Chapter of the Year for three separate years since the Chapter’s founding. PLL is honored with this most prestigious honor bestowed by the fraternity.

Pi Lambda Lambda serves Prince William County, the City of Manassas, and Manassas Park.

Pi Lambda Lambda Hosts 15th Annual Talent Hunt Program “Omega’s Got Talent” 2019

PLL Talent Hunt 2019 contestants with PLL members (L-R) Bro. Dr. C. Victor Herbin III (Talent Hunt Chair), Bro. Eddie A. Stephens, Jr. (Basileus, PLL), Ms. Abigail Ramirez, Mr. C. Victor Herbin, IV, Mr. Jawuan Hill, Ms. Sierra Bryant (3rd Place), Ms. My’Lei Smith (2nd Place), Ms. Kyra McCall (1st Place), Ms. Zion Fozo, Mr. Norvin West, Jr. and Bro. Drefus Lane, Sr. (President, GMHF)

On March 10, PLL hosted its annual Talent Hunt Program, “Omega’s Got Talent” at Woodbridge High School before an audience of 255 guests. This year’s returning Co-Chairmen, Brother Dr. C. Victor Herbin, III and Brother Ronnie Palmer and their committee produced another outstanding showcase of local talent. The Master of Ceremony, Brother Warren Simmons II kept the program flowing and entertained the audience with his wit between acts.

The program was well supported by members of the chapter, the community, family members of the participating students, VIPs and several visiting brothers. Attendees included several senior Prince William County School Administrators, local candidates for political office including Mrs. Andrea Bailey and Mrs. Ann Wheeler, Candidates for Prince William Board of Supervisors. Brothers in attendance included Brother Daniel Jones, Grand Keeper of Finance; Brother Robert Fairchild, Past 3rd District Representative; Brother Conrado Morgan, 1st Vice 3rd District Representative; and Brother Norm Senior, 3rd District Director of Public Relations. The top finishing performers this year were in 1st Place, Ms. Kyra McCall (dance), North Stafford High School; 2d Place, Ms. My’Lei N. Smith (vocals), Forest Park Senior High School; and 3d Place, Ms. Sierra Bryant (dance), Colgan Senior High School.

This year’s 1st Place Winner, Ms. Kyra McCall, performed an amazing ballet routine solo in the dance category. The 2nd Place Winner, Ms. My’Lei Smith performed a dynamic vocal solo. The 3rd Place Winner, Ms. Sierra Bryant also performed a beautiful modern dance routine.

According to Brother Dr. C. Victor Herbin III, PLL Talent Hunt Chairman, “Our 2019 Talent Hunt program featured 8 outstanding and talented high school students within Prince William and Stafford Counties that showcased their musical, dance, and vocal skills in grand fashion. These students were able to perform before our largest crowd to date and we awarded a total of $2,750 in cash prizes. In addition to the overall talent competition, we incentivized cash prizes for the students who sold the most tickets and advertisements for the commemorative souvenir book, which generated a great deal of excitement and energy for the contestants and the audience. It was truly impressive to witness the levels of success for each student as talented performers, unbelievably high academic achievers, and their dedicated extracurricular and community involvement. The talent, parents, audience, and of course the Chapter; truly accentuated the Talent Hunt Idea.”

Thanks go out to the excellent judges, Mr. Vaughn Ambrose, Mrs. Melinda M. Kasal, Mrs. Eudora Lyles Forrest and Brother Curtis B. Taylor, Sr. PLL also thanks Brother Dr. C. Victor Herbin III, Talent Hunt Chair, Brother Eddie A. Stephens, Jr, Basileus, PLL; the George M. Hampton Foundation; Chapter members and supporters for dedication and hard work to make the 2019 Pi Lambda Lambda Chapter Talent Hunt a success. PLL also acknowledges the continued support of the Woodbridge Senior High School for the use of school facilities.

Pi Lambda Lambda is a graduate chapter of the Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc., an international nonprofit social and civic service organization that has over more than 700 chapters with 100,000 members in 15 countries worldwide. Since the Chapter’s founding in Dumfries, VA, in January 2004, PLL has supported public and community events across the region, benefiting scholarship, health promotion, youth mentorship, citizenship and social action. PLL has previously been named the Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. International Chapter of the Year for three separate years since the Chapter’s founding. PLL is honored with this most prestigious honor bestowed by the fraternity.

Pi Lambda Lambda serves Prince William County, the City of Manassas, and Manassas Park.

Pi Lambda Lambda’s _ OMEGA U_Mentoring Pearls of Wisdom_December 20, 2018

Bro. Wilton Anderson, Potomac Senior High social studies teacher and Omega U Director mentors and provides pearls of wisdom with Omega U high school students to the Omega U middle school students from Potomac Middle on December 20th, 2018 at Potomac Senior High School in Woodbridge Virginia

Pi Lambda Lambda (PLL), Third District, Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. and the Omega U Program’s Potomac Middle Omega U students were guests of Potomac Senior High School on Monday, December 20th, 2018 at Potomac Senior High. Middle school students were able to gain a wealth of knowledge from PSHS faculty and from their Omega U high school brethren on several topics that included transitioning from middle to high school, freshman class scheduling and honor courses, extracurricular activities and programs, student discipline procedures, dress code, and what to do and what not to do in order to be successful in high school through college.

Pi Lambda Lambda is a graduate chapter of the Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc., an international nonprofit social and civic service organization that has over more than 700 chapters with 100,000 members in 14 countries worldwide.

Since the Chapter’s founding in Dumfries, VA, in January 2004, PLL has supported public and community events across the region, benefiting scholarship, health promotion, youth mentorship, citizenship and social action.  PLL has previously been named the Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. International Chapter of the Year for three separate years since the Chapter’s founding. PLL is honored with this most prestigious honor bestowed by the fraternity.

Pi Lambda Lambda serves Prince William County, the City of Manassas, and Manassas Park.

Pi Lambda Lambda’s _ OMEGA U_Racin’ Around and Gettin It_January 5, 2019

Pi Lambda Lambda (PLL), Third District, Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. and the Omega U Program participated in Project GhostRider, executed on another STEM Saturday at Potomac Middle School on January 5, 2019. Omega U students from 3rd grade to graduating seniors formed into their teams to go over techniques in racing, components of a car, and the science and math involved into racing a vehicle. Omega U Teams will compete with teams from Maryland, Washington D.C, and Virginia at the end of the school year.

Pi Lambda Lambda is a graduate chapter of the Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc., an international nonprofit social and civic service organization that has over more than 700 chapters with 100,000 members in 14 countries worldwide.

Since the Chapter’s founding in Dumfries, VA, in January 2004, PLL has supported public and community events across the region, benefiting scholarship, health promotion, youth mentorship, citizenship and social action.  PLL has previously been named the Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. International Chapter of the Year for three separate years since the Chapter’s founding. PLL is honored with this most prestigious honor bestowed by the fraternity.

Pi Lambda Lambda serves Prince William County, the City of Manassas, and Manassas Park.

Bro. Jeff Allen, Vice Basileus of Pi Lmaba Lambda (PLL) and Omega U Director stands with students, brothers, and mentors of PLL Omega U for Project GhostRider at Potomac Middle School on Saturday, January 5th 2019

Pi Lambda Lambda’s _ Prince William County OMEGA U_ VA State Capitol Visit

The Omega U Program and students of Potomac Senior High School of Prince William County were introduced and recognized by the 52nd Delegate Bro. Dr. Luke E. Torian and members of the House on February 22, 2019 in Richmond Virginia.

 

Pi Lambda Lambda (PLL), Third District, Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. and the Omega U Program and students of Potomac Senior High visited the Virginia State Capitol on Friday February 22, 2019 to observe and learn about Virginia state politics. The Omega U Program received recognition from House floor with a brilliant introduction by Delegate Bro. Dr. Luke E. Torian.  Students were escorted by brothers of Pi Lambda Lambda from Potomac Senior High to Richmond where participants were able to watch house delegates in sessions as well as tour the Virginia State Capitol.

Omega U students were treated to meeting a living legend, Col. (ret) Porcher Taylor Jr. The Tuskegee Airmen were recognized on the floor of the Virginia House Delegates on February 22, 2019.  The Tuskegee Airmen are lobbying delegates to introduce a state holiday in the state of Virginia to recognize the Tuskegee Airmen in the month of February.

Col. (ret) Porcher Taylor Jr. enlisted in the Tuskegee Institute Reserve Officer Training Corps in 1949. Taylor was deployed in the Pacific Theater of the Korean War where he served with the 82nd Airborne Division. In 1971, Taylor became the first African American promoted to full colonel at Fort Jackson, South Carolina. Taylor is one of few living Americans who served the United States in three major wars – World War II, Koran War and Vietnam War – in both the U.S. Navy and Army. He served in the Navy for three years and the Army for twenty-five years. In 1961, Taylor received his M.S. degree in counseling from Virginia State University (VSU), where he also served as president for student affairs and as director of counseling.

Pi Lambda Lambda is a graduate chapter of the Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc., an international nonprofit social and civic service organization that has over more than 700 chapters with 100,000 members in 14 countries worldwide.

Since the Chapter’s founding in Dumfries, VA, in January 2004, PLL has supported public and community events across the region, benefiting scholarship, health promotion, youth mentorship, citizenship and social action.  PLL has previously been named the Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. International Chapter of the Year for three separate years since the Chapter’s founding. PLL is honored with this most prestigious honor bestowed by the fraternity.

Pi Lambda Lambda serves Prince William County, the City of Manassas, and Manassas Park.