NATCHITOCHES – The Zeta Iota Chapter of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity Incorporated and the Zeta Iota Alumni Association donated items to their adopted school, Natchitoches Junior High-Frankie Ray Jackson School, to address shortages currently being experienced due to Hurricane Laura and COVID-19.
Among the materials provided were cases of water, recyclable water bottles and PPE supplies.
”We look forward to serving the community in many ways that we can and hope these materials will help those who have been affected by the most recent plights,” said Brother John-Alex Perkins
The Adopt-A-School Program has been a staple in educational programming for Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity’s brand for many years. They have seen this program grow from a seed into one of the most prominent programs in the organization. The Fraternity has benefited in many aspects such as:
- Formalizing a partnership between Sigma chapters and local schools
- Empowering disadvantaged youth through programming, fundraising and advocacy
- Providing opportunities for short-term structured mentorship
- Encouraging collaboration across Sigma’s four program areas (Sigma Beta Club, Bigger and Better Business, Social Action and Education)