Program Initiatives 

 

Psi Eta Omega Chapter works diligently to implement our program initiatives under the leadership of International President Dorothy Buckhanan Wilson.  The 2014-2018 Program theme is Launching New Dimensions of Service℠. We implement our programming through the five international program initiatives:

 

Target I. Educational Enrichment

 

This initiative focuses on 3 areas: ASCENDOne Million Backpacks and Think HBCU.

 

The sorority’s signature youth enrichment program, ASCEND is designed to motivate, engage and assist high school students in reaching their maximum potential.

 

Students in the ASCEND Program will have an opportunity to receive academic enrichment and life skills training to support their journey to college or vocational employment. Our chapter will implement the ASCEND Program through our collaboration with Columbus City Schools and Columbus Parks and Recreation Centers. For more information, send an email to psietaomega@gmail.com.

 

Through 2018, Psi Eta Omega chapter will participate in One Million Backpacks Each year, we will collect school supplies to donate to children within Columbus City Schools. Please see our events page for upcoming opportunities to donate school supplies.

 

Target II. Health Promotion


This initiative is designed to promote health awareness in three areas: Alzheimer’s Disease, Stroke and Heart Disease and Mental Illness. Psi Eta Omega Chapter will partner with Alzheimer's Association - Central Ohio Chapter, American Heart Association and Franklin County National Alliance of Mental Illness to volunteer and raise funds in support of the organizations. Please see our events page for our upcoming public events.

 

Target III. Family Strengthening Target


This initiative will target critical issues facing many families, including lack of food, shelter and financial means. Psi Eta Omega Chapter will focus on being financially secure by offering a series of Fiscal Responsibility Programs for the Central Ohio community. Please see our events page for our upcoming public events.

 

IV. Environmental Ownership


This initiative is designed to implement high impact programs to provide healthy environments and improve the quality of life in the underserved communities.

 

We will implement the Acts of Green Program through two programs - Shred It Day and our plastic bag collection. Psi Eta Omega Chapter will continue our partnership with NBC 4 to host Shred it Day. Please see our events page for the date of the Shred It Day. Psi Eta Omega chapter will also collect plastic grocery bags to donate to the Ohio Reformatory for Women. Plastic bags will be collected at all public events.

 

We will implement the AKA 1908 Playground Project over the next 4 years by creating and maintaining a sensory playground space.

 

Target V. Global Impact


This initiative is designed to implement the UNA-USA Global Classrooms Project to prepare today’s youth for an increasingly global and complex society.  Psi Eta Omega Chapter will work in collaboration with the United Nations Association - Columbus Chapter to present programming throughout the year.

 

In addition to our Launching New Dimensions of ServicePsi Eta Omega Chapter will implement International Community Service Days annually to highlight the organization’s collective impact in program target areas:

 

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service (January)
Hustle for the Heart - Pink Goes Red for Heart Health Day (February)
1908 Playgrounds Mobilization Day (May)
The Longest Day™ Alzheimer’s Support Activities (June)
Mental Health Awareness Day (July)
Childhood Hunger Awareness Day (October)

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