Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority hosts 17th annual youth symposium

HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) - This is a news release from Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc.

Hattiesburg, MS March 8th – The ladies of the Beta Chi Sigma Chapter of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc. will present their annual Youth Symposium – "Partners for Progress, Working Together to Build Bridges for Youth".   The event will focus on the importance of partnerships in the community coming together to support our youth.  Male and female youth are invited, but some topics will specifically focus on young girls, ages 13 – 17 which include our teen affiliate group the Rhoer Club.

This community service event will be held on March 8, 2014 at Jackie Doyle Community Center at 9am.

The symposium will feature:  Etiquette: "How do I get it "Right" – Mrs. Catherine Herron, Healthy Choices for the mind and body – Ms Carolyn Freeman (retired nurse) and Community and Life Situations – Rev. Robert Johnson pastor of Real Life Church.

Chapters nationwide will host the symposiums on Saturday, March 8, 2014, as a unified effort to support youth.   "We are proud to sponsor this annual youth initiative. The goal this year will be to bring together a "village of support" for young people.  Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority knows that the youth are our future; we must prepare them so that they can lead the way," said Bonita M. Herring, 23rd International President of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority.

Contact: Linda Adams-Little                         

Phone number:(601)520-4971

About Sigma Gamma Rho

Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc. is a leading international, non-profit community service organization that continues to grow through sisterhood, scholarship and service. The sorority has over 500 chapters in the United States, Bahamas, Bermuda, Virgin Islands, Canada, Germany and Korea. Seven educators founded Sigma Gamma Rho on November 12, 1922 at Butler University in Indianapolis, Indiana. The sorority has been dedicated to service for more than 90 years. Members work to enhance the quality of life for their families, friends and neighbors. They are committed to "Greater Service, Greater Progress."