2021- 2022 Precious Gems Mentoring Program
2022 Miss Precious Gem
2022 Miss Precious Gem Court
Left - 2nd place; Alanna Hardy,
Center - Miss Precious Gems; Sydnei Campbell, Right - 1st place; Joy Sanders
Precious Gems Cotillion Progam
M.A.R.T.H.A., Inc., Invites Young Ladies to the 2021-2022 Precious Gems Mentoring Program
Moving All Races to Higher Achievement, Incorporated (M.A.R.T.H.A., Inc.), the non-profit foundation associated with the Gamma Sigma Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated, invites young ladies to join the 2021-2022 Precious Gems Mentoring Program. The Precious Gem mentoring program provides training for social, educational and cultural growth for young ladies in grades 6th through 8th and culminates in a presentation pageant, Junior Debutante Cotillion. This annual fundraising pageant allows the M.A.R.T.H.A. Inc. Foundation to continue to provide scholarships and charitable contributions to programs and provide services that assist in the growth and development of the communities within the Savannah-Chatham area.
Since the program’s inception, the Precious Gems have engaged in exciting educational and self-development activities that are designed to improve the overall quality of life for girls by building life skills, providing opportunities to enhance personal growth and development, improving academic performance, and developing leadership skills.
The Precious Gems meet monthly and are engaged in workshops such as writing, etiquette, and internet safety. The young ladies will also engage in service projects throughout Savannah. The Precious Gems Mentoring Program is guided by Mrs. Sharon Watson, Chairman, and Dr. Gloria Johnson Co-Chairman, and a supportive committee under the leadership of Ms. Charlene E. Jones, President of M.A.R.T.H.A., Inc.
Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated (AKA) is an international service organization that was founded on the campus of Howard University in Washington, D.C. in 1908. It is the oldest Greek-letter organization established by African American college-educated women. Alpha Kappa Alpha is comprised of more than 300,000 members in 1,024 graduate and undergraduate chapters in the United States and Internationally. Led by International President, Dr. Glenda Glover, Alpha Kappa Alpha is often hailed as “America’s premier Greek-letter organization for African American women.” Led locally by Ms. Charlene E. Jones, the Gamma Sigma Omega Chapter, and M.A.R.T.H.A. Foundation have served Chatham County for 78 years through its initiatives and partnerships. GSO continues to thrive and focus on community service by dedicating its skills, resources and energy. If you would like to make a tax-deductible contribution send your donation to M.A.R.T.H.A. Inc., P.O. Box 23292, Savannah, GA 31403.