The ASCEND Program for High School Students is Now Accepting Applications

The ASCEND Program is sponsored by the AKArama Foundation Inc. of Alpha Kappa Alpha Inc. Theta Omega Chapter. ASCEND, an enrichment program for male and female high school students, is focused on Achievement, Self-Awareness, Communication, Engagement, Networking, and Development. The program has a special emphasis
on science, math and related technologies. Students selected to participate will have a unique opportunity to
receive academic enrichment and life skills training.

Being an ASCEND participant requires time, hard work, and dedication, but will reap great rewards. Before
applying, please consider the following minimum requirements.
A prospective participant must:
 classify as a current high school student (grades 9-12) as of Fall 2015
 adhere to the established Code of Conduct
 attend monthly workshops and other activities as scheduled

If able to meet these minimum requirements, applicants are asked to do the following:
1. Complete the 2015 ASCEND Application Packet – including most recent grade report, letter of
recommendation, personal statement, and signed parental consent form.
2. Mail application packet to the address below.
Send all application materials to:
AKArama Foundation, Inc.
6220 S. Ingleside
Chicago, IL 60637
Attn: ASCEND Committee
If you or your parents have any questions, please contact the ASCEND Chairman:
Elaine Singh at 708-306-5215

To download the application click here.


The Truth About Teen Dating Violence

Did you know February is Teen Dating Violence Awareness and Prevention Month? Nearly four in 10 adolescents (both male and female) have experienced physical or sexual dating violence. Dating violence isn’t always as obvious as a black eye. It is anytime an individual purposely hurts or scares someone they are dating, and includes physical, emotional, or sexual abuse.-U.S Department of Health & Human Services Visit Our Resource Section For More Statistic

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