KDChi Colony at UNT Starts Mentorship Program, Scholarship Fund for Local School

KDChi's UNT Colony Starts Mentorship Program, Scholarship Fund for Local School

 

For release May 3, 2017
Kappa Delta Chi Sorority, Inc.'s Beta Pi Chapter at the University of North Texas - Dallas is setting the bar for service and community involvement on campus with its mentorship program at Inspired Vision Secondary School. The women of Kappa Delta Chi recently spoke to the young ladies at Inspired Vision about college readiness and time management. Their sorority’s goal is to motivate these young women and allow them to see that college is possible regardless of circumstance.

Robin Wheeler, an educator at Inspired Vision Secondary School, reached out to the Kappa Delta Chi Sorority at UNT Dallas in hopes of beginning a mentoring partnership aimed at providing additional encouragement for the young ladies of the ‘BFF Club’ to pursue a higher education. The sorority not only agreed to provide the girls at IVSS with a mentoring program, they also decided to set up a scholarship fund to provide assistance and encouragement to their new mentees.

“This wonderful group of college girls “adopted” our BFF Club girls to help mentor and inspire them to pursue further education after high school,” Wheeler said. “We cannot thank them enough for all that they have done and are continuing to do for us.” ~ Robin Wheeler

“We spoke to the ladies about first year college survival and time management,” said senior Erika Navarrete, Sargent-at-Arms Officer of Kappa Delta Chi Sorority, Inc. “The girls had their eyes lit up and were on the edge of their seats. I felt my adrenaline and heart pump. I was so proud of all of my KDChi ladies who spoke from the heart about our experiences. We truly care for these young ladies because many of us are first-generation college students. We want to be that hand to guide these young ladies. We want to encourage and inspire them to apply to college and know what resources they have.” 

"Being from the same community as the girls at Inspired Vision high school, I instantly felt the passion for helping and guiding them in things I didn't have an opportunity of knowing when I was in their shoes,” said senior Victoria Ramirez, Vice President of Kappa Delta Chi Sorority, Inc. “It can be tough to find motivation and inspiration to go get a higher education coming from a first generation home. Also with the distractions in the community, it's important that we focus our attention on these students to show them that there is plenty of help out there to pursue a higher education and achieve their goals. We want to empower them and help them become positive role models for other young ladies.” The ladies of Kappa Delta Chi also have started to raise funds in hopes of providing two $500 scholarships to students at Inspired Vision. The sorority plans to hold fundraisers throughout the year to fund the scholarships.  For more information on Kappa Delta Chi, email [email protected]To see the full article as it was originally published, click here. 
Kappa Delta Chi Sorority, Inc. is a Latina founded, 501 c 7, national sorority who aims to achieve professional development, academic excellence, and graduation of all its members; an organization dedicated to community service to their local university communities with an emphasis on the Hispanic/Latino population.
To learn more about our sisterhood, please visit KappaDeltaChi.org or engage with us @KDChi.

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