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HARTFORD, CT | On March 11, 2023, the women of the Theta Alpha Sigma Chapter of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc. (TAS) hosted their annual Youth Symposium. This year's theme followed the idea of "Supporting, Serving, and Empowering Youth Educationally, Civically, Socially, Physically, and Emotionally." The event occurred at the South End Boys and Girls on Ledyard St in Hartford. The Youth Symposium is the 23rd year the sorority has hosted this event, which co-occurs among the sorority's graduate chapters on the second Saturday in March.

“Our symposium aims to create a space for our youth to cultivate their own ideas and engage in dialogue that will develop their sense of intellectual thinking." states Terrika Foster-Brasby, president of TAS.

With over 120 people in attendance to the free event, the guests consisted of local sorority members, both alumnae, and undergraduate, children ranging in ages four to seventeen, as well as their parents, guardians, and members from both the sorority's youth auxiliaries, the Rhosebud Club and the Rhoer Club.

The symposium featured presentations from various people and organizations. The first presentation focused on College Readiness. Kathrina Exantus, Hannah Ravenell, and Teanna Minott, members of the Nu Mu chapter, facilitated educational and career opportunities and hands-on workshops on preparing for college. The second workshop was the presentation "Eating for life," led by a Nutritionist from WIC, Galilea Yanza, who focused on meal planning tips, the importance of food labeling, and how to cater to our diet to live a longer life.

The final workshop was a Zumba class led by Zumba instructor Ms. Anyango Yaa Asantewaa-Battles; the attendees could get up and move during her workout workshop.

Several community partners sponsored the local event, including Wilson's Pizza, She Knows SportsWear, Do It All Clothing, and the Boys and Girls Club.

"We received much support from our community partners this year, and we appreciate their support. They assist us in continuing to provide services and events like this for our youth in the Greater Hartford community," said Foster-Brasby.

Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc. is one of the largest Black, Greek-letter organizations with over 500 domestic and international chapters and boasts 95,000 members worldwide. The Theta Alpha Sigma Alumnae Chapter of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc. has served the Hartford community since June 25, 1995. More information about the members, programs, and services of TAS can be found on the chapter website at

The sorority has a partnership with USA Swimming, and the TAS chapter will host the 'Swim 1922 Initiative' on May 13, 2023, which aims to increase swim participation and decrease drowning rates in the African American community.

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