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Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Issues a Mandate to Empower Youth With STEM

BLL Member Rico Miller with middle school STEM competition participants
Chris Houston
Omega Psi Phi
BLL Member Rico Miller with middle school STEM competition participants

The Georgia State organization of the Omega Psi Phi is hosting its annual meeting at the end of September. This is an organization known for its community outreach, and as part of its annual meeting, there will be a STEM showcase at Snellville High School on Thursday, September 29th. Chris Hankins, president of the organization, is here to speak with us about their upcoming activities. Mr. Hankins, welcome to The Local Take.

Hankins shares that a public program to showcase STEM careers to young people has been rolled out internationally by a special mandate insured in July 2022. Snellville Middle School is a partner school for a two-part STEM programming. This year they will work on solar cars using kits and over 300 volunteers.

There is also a robust mentoring program at Gwinnett Middle and High School.

The Purple Rhapsody event is an annual fundraiser to fund the programming. This year the event will take place on September 17, 2022. It will feature American R&B singer-songwriter and pianist Vivian Green as the headliner. There will also be performances from Jazz Trumpeter Willie Bradley and live music group Gritz and Jelly Butter.

Hankins shares Omega Psi Phi was the first greek letter organization founded on an HBCU campus at Howard University. He emphasizes that this program makes a difference by showing students professional adults who look like them succeeding in STEM careers.

They have given over twenty thousand dollars in scholarships for young people going to school in the STEM fields.

For more information on the Omega Psi Phi State of Georgia Office

For more information on Purple Rhapsody