You are here
Home > Featured > Local Alpha Chapter Sends Leaders To Leadership Institute Again

Local Alpha Chapter Sends Leaders To Leadership Institute Again

Local Alpha Chapter

The Rho Beta Lambda Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., located in Henderson NC and directly serving the counties of Warren, Vance and Granville, recently sent its 5th cohort consisting of 36 youth and four chaperones to the 2017 Alpha South Leadership Citizenship and Education Institute (IDCEI) which was held at Savannah State University, Savannah, GA from Wednesday June 21, 2017 until Sunday, June 25, 2017. There were over 220 total participants from all states in Alpha South, which includes the states of Alabama, Mississippi, Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, Tennessee, and North Carolina.

Students representing the Rho Beta Lambda Chapter  will be attending the following schools in the fall or are currently enrolled in them: Warren County High School, Warren County Early College, and Warren New Tech High School of Warren County; Henderson Collegiate, Southern Vance High School, Vance Early College, Eaton Johnson Middle School of Vance County; Franklinton High School of Franklin County; Granville Central High School of Granville County; East Wake High School of Wake County; New Bern High School of New Bern; Phillip O’ Berry High School of Charlotte. The chapter is pleased with outpouring of support for this initiative by the community, other Greek organizations, churches, parents, youth, and brothers.

The Leadership Development Citizenship and Education Institute (LDCEI) aims to develop a 21st century generation of leaders. This mission starts with young people, particularly those who demonstrate the potential to comprehend and apply the fundamental principles needed by leaders as well as whom, by virtue of their age and education, are often looked upon as role models. Thus, the Institute, which is implemented in five regions, seeks to equip high school students, primarily rising ninth graders to rising seniors, with vital leadership skills. To this end, the members of the Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., who organize and facilitate the regional LDCEIs, working along with other professionals/experts, instruct the participants in parliamentary procedures, conflict resolution, models of leadership, public speaking, community and civic engagement, and educational enhancement skills.

The Objectives of all LDCEIs are:

  1. To develop a cadre of positive youth leadership throughout the nation.
  2. To stimulate an appreciation for African American leadership in the United States and the world.
  3. To expose students to various leadership skills, opportunities, and challenges.
  4. To inform students of the current and emerging economic, social, political, communal, and cultural issues affecting African Americans and people of color in America and the world.
  5. To nurture a network of positive youth by providing fertile opportunities for them to interact on various social and cultural settings.
  6. To promote and stimulate an appreciation for historically black colleges and universities.
  7. To encourage civic involvement, such as voting.
  8. To link the LDCEI with the fraternity’s programs and special projects, such as Project Alpha, a voteless people is a hopeless people, and go to high school go to college.

Various participants, representing the Rho Beta Lambda Chapter competed in various contests during the week. A summary of those who won 1st, 2nd, or 3rd place trophies are listed below as well as placements of others:

Oratorical Contest:

1st Place- Mr. Zy’mir Lewis

4th Place- Miss Zi’resse Jones

Talent Contest:

1st Place- Mr. Zy’mir Lewis

Poetry Contest:

2nd Place- Mr. Amari Gilliard

4th Place- Miss Brianna Brooks

Art Contest:

3rd Place- Miss Keonay Witherspoon

4th Place- Miss Aviana Vickers

5th Place (Tie)- Mr. Talik Jones and Mr. Javien Melendez

Local Alpha ChapterPictured are the 2017 participants  of the Alpha South Leadership Citizenship and Education Institute (LDCEI) who represented Rho Beta Lambda Chapter: Nihya Alston; Tyrek Bullock; Moniah Bullock; Dinah Baldwin; Jackisce Bell; Jade Chase; Ziresse Jones; Jordan Cheek; Brianna Brooks; Jaydn Myrick; Jada Chase; A’laysia Lewis; Nyasia Warren; Javien Melendez; Keonay Witherspoon; Malik Jarratt; Vincent Coppin; Albany Cooley; Anthony Fain; Angel Gilchrist; Amari Gilliard; Bryanna Hargrove; Joshua Hargrove; Yumyah Hargrove; Corey Baldwin; Justus Baldwin; Talik Jones; Zy’mir Lewis; JaQuavion McLeod; Khyree Roberts; Keyon Tunstall; Aviana Vickers; Teja Vann; Isaiah Hawkins; Quendarius Williams; Marsalis Anderson. Chaperones were Cicily Marsh of Henderson, NC; Aimee Anderson of Warrenton, NC; Brother Dante Sellers of Atlanta, GA; Brother Dennis Snead of Kittrell, NC – Chapter LDCEI Chair.


SHARE NOW!FacebooktwitterpinterestlinkedinmailFacebooktwitterpinterestlinkedinmail
Phyllis Coley
Phyllis D. Coley is CEO/Publisher of Spectacular Magazine and Host of Spectacular Magazine Radio Show. With a B.A. in English from NCCU, the Durham native began her professional career as Promotions/Marketing Director for New York City’s WKTU-FM. While at the radio station, Coley discovered the rap group Kid ‘n Play and managed them for five years, guiding their music and movie careers to success. Moving back to Durham, Coley produced a nationally syndicated television show, The Electric Factory, while working as News Director for FOXY 107/104. In April 2002, recognizing a void in highlighting the achievements of African Americans, she started her own business publishing ACE Magazine. Coley launched Spectacular Magazine in November 2004. Recognizing the lack of pertinent and truthful information, Coley began Spectacular Magazine Radio Show in March 2009. Coley is the organizer of Durham's Annual MLK/Black History Month Parade and the Annual North Carolina Juneteenth Celebration. She currently serves on Central Children’s Home Board of Directors, Raleigh Chamber of Commerce’s Board of Advisors, as Immediate Past Secretary of the Durham Rotary Club Board of Directors and is one of the founding members of the Triangle United Way’s African American Leadership Initiative.

Leave a Reply

%d bloggers like this: