PLANTATION, FL – The charitable arm of Upsilon Xi Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated, PEARLS Foundation, hosted their Second Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Night of Service event at Plantation Elementary School.
Upsilon Xi Omega organized impactful and relevant activities for 75 families and 96 students. The students gained knowledge on how to save and budget money, how to open a bank account, and how to live a healthy life-style through proper nutrition and regular exercise.
This amazing event offered engaging art activities for students and provided hands-on training by teaching young boys how to dress for success as they learned how to tie neck ties. The well planned and creative activities were designed to help boost self-esteem and responsibility.
Parents and guardians benefited from this night of service through CPR training and learning about fire safety in the home. Families were given fire extinguishers as one of the many parting gifts.
The night ended by serving each family a healthy meal and giving them a bag full of healthy foods to prepare meals at home.
The grant awarded by Broward College provided a multi-collaborative opportunity for PEARLS Foundation, Incorporated, Upsilon Xi Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated, Sigma Chi Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated, Plantation Elementary School, Zeta Alpha Lambda Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Incorporated, Plantation Fire Department, Bright Star Credit Union, and other community volunteers to organize and present a spectacular MLK Night of Service for the children and their families.