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Sorority staging teen summit Oct. 1
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Hinesville Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority in conjunction with Webster University’s Fort Stewart campus, as part of Webster University’s national and international Webster Works Worldwide community service day project, will host a youth conference for area youth in grades 6-12 on Oct. 1 at the Fort Stewart Education Center from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Doors open at 9.

The conference is supposed to be a call to action for young people to make informed decisions regarding their health, wealth and emotional well-being, and to investigate their roles in the community. Participants will attend workshops that promote healthy minds, bodies, and spirits, and increase their financial and educational well-being.

The conference is limited to 100 attendees. Applications will be accepted on a first-come basis and the application deadline is Sept. 15. The conference is free, but those who attend, including parents, are asked to bring a canned or non-perishable food item for Webster’s holiday food drive.

Since its founding,more than 300,000 women have joined DST. The sorority is predominantly black, college educated women.

Many of its programs focus on education, which locally are filtered through the chapter’s local Annie B. Given’s scholarship fund, Dr. Jeanne L. Noble’s Delta GEMS program and collaborative events like this Teen Summit.

For information call Petula Gomillion at 912-876-3816, or Dr. Sandra Jenkins at 912-876-8080,

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