Over 250 middle school students attended an Emerging Young Leaders Community Summit recently at Vallejo High School.
The summit, held in November, offered learning and motivational opportunities to Vallejo middle school students. Workshops focused on 15 different topics related to providing students effective leadership skills, character building and STEAM academic subjects – science, technology, engineering, arts and math.
Sponsored by sponsored by Alpha Kappa Alpha Kappa Beta Omega Chapter, the purpose of the summit was to help empower middle school students to make a difference in their communities.
Chapter organizers say encouraging STEAM education and interest is critical for the future generation.
< p>“It’s estimated that 15 out of 20 jobs in the future will require mastery of science and mathematics for success,” said Chapter President Sheila Kibble Gibson. “The workshops offered at the summit (were designed to help) our young people to compete in a global community.”
Kappa Beta Omega Chapter sponsored the local summit at Franklin Middle School, which is the lead middle school for the STEAM Summit. The sorority is donating $5,500 to local schools including $500 to each of the six participating middle schools and $500 to each of the five academies at Vallejo High School for their STEAM programs.
Partners and participating schools for the an Emerging Young Leaders Community Summit are Vallejo City Unified School District, Franklin Middle School, Loma Vista Middle School, Mare Island Middle School, Solano Middle School, Vallejo Charter School, Vallejo High School, Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., Solano Community College, the California Maritime Academy, Touro University, CTA Algebra Success Academy, UC Inventor’s Lab, Willie B. Adkins Scholars Program and Solano County Chapter Links, Inc.