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.