Operation Big Book
This is one of the international sorority's most popular project which was set up in conjunction with the
Ancient Egyptian Arabic Order of Nobles of the Mystic Shrine, Incorporated. Grand Basileus Dr. LaRona J. Morris developed
this program in 1996. It is a program to get supplies to needy school children. The program has already begun with each region
participating at their Regional Conference in 1997. Locally, the Lambda Rho chapter collected over $2000 in school supplies
for children in their area. The chapter was also featured in the Gainesville Sun and on TV20 for there work with the Porter's
The care and protection of children is, first and foremost, a family concern. But when teenagers have babies, the
consequences are throughout society. Children born to teenage parents are more likely to be of low birth weight and to suffer
from inadequate health care, more likely to leave High School without graduating and more likely to be poor, thus perpetuating
a cycle of unrealized potential. Conducted in partnership with the March of Dimes, chapters sponsor Workshops and other activities
that assist pregnant teens and educate teen mothers about the importance of pre-natal and post-natal care, and to better understand
infant care and child development.
The Mwanamugimu Project is an essay contest. Its primary goal is to provide an opportunity for students to
increase their knowledge of the historical and contemporary development of Africa. Its objectives are to provide the target
population with opportunities that (1) allow structured ways to learn about Africa; (2) heighten awareness of African cultural
heritage; and (3) improve writing and research skills.
A program to provide African women -who produce more than 75% of the food grown on the continent- with grain
grinders. Providing thousands of dollars to buy grain grinders for African women to alleviate their backbreaking work, this
program is in conjunction with Africare.
Project Wee Savers
This project is designed
to develop an awareness of various banking facilities and their available services. The goal of Wee Savers is to allow participants
to become knowledgeable of the real life skills of saving and buying stocks and bonds, ranging from ages 6 to 18 years. Participants
experience the real life skills of basic investing, setting specific goals attainable through monitoring and mentoring of
money and activities.
Sponsored in conjunction with and in commemoration of Sigma Week, the Sigma Youth Symposium focuses on some
of the prevalent concerns that negatively impact our youth: drugs, teen violence, abuse, low self-esteem, suicide, teen pregnancy,
etc. Sigma Youth Symposiums address issues that affect teens today.