A strong group of like-minded women--like Thetas--can spread good everywhere they go.
(PRWEB) June 25, 2013
Nineteen young women, all members of Kappa Alpha Theta, will spend the week of June 23-29 in a service immersion experience in New Orleans. Participants will participate in a build with New Orleans Area Habitat for Humanity, assist in a service project with Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) New Orleans (CASA is Kappa Alpha Theta’s international philanthropy), and experience curriculum designed to help them develop as leaders.
“Exercising the widest influence for good is one of Kappa Alpha Theta’s founding principles,” explained Amy Hayner Kates, Fraternity president. “Our members understand the impact of service and know that serving others can change and develop them as individuals.”
Theta’s 2013 service trip was developed in partnership with the Association of Fraternal Leadership & Values (AFLV), an organization that provides experiences that challenge and encourage fraternity/sorority members to live ethical values. Previously, Theta’s 2010 service trip focused on improving the facility of Girls Inc. in Santa Fe.
Of this year’s service trip, Winnie Branton, a member of the Eta Chi Chapter at Boston University, said, “I expect to meet a lot of amazing women and to be inspired and humbled by them. I also hope to help a struggling community and meet the people who are still trying to rebuild it.”
“If an individual can create great change in the world and the community, then a strong group of like-minded women—like Thetas—can certainly spread good everywhere they go and serve as role models in the community,” said Lauren Byrnes, a member of the Eta Upsilon Chapter at University of San Francisco.
In establishing the first Greek-letter fraternity for women, Theta’s founders were leading the way for women in higher education. Now, nearly 150 years later, the Fraternity leads a woman to personal excellence, offering her ways to become her best self. Kappa Alpha Theta recognizes that every member has the capacity to create positive change in herself, in her chapter, in her Fraternity … in fact, in the world.
About Kappa Alpha Theta:
Founded in 1870 at DePauw University (then Indiana Asbury University) in Greencastle, Ind., Kappa Alpha Theta is recognized as a leader in the Greek community in terms of programs for members, scholarships awarded, and chapter excellence. Kappa Alpha Theta supports more than 130 college chapters and 185 alumnae chapters across the US and Canada. Membership totals nearly 220,000.