Precious Pearls Teen Club

 


Precious Pearls Teen Club is one of the signature programs of Eta Eta Omega Chapter.  Its genesis began under past president, Cora Monroe in 1970.    It was under her leadership that a teen club sponsored by the chapter, evolved from a Charm School to a mentoring program for girls in grades 9 through 12 in 1961, with then president Zenobia Jefferson.   Today, girls are invited to participate based upon their academic grades and behavior at their various schools.  The philosophy of the chapter is to choose girls that could inspire others young ladies to excel and become role models at these schools and communities.  A prime example was when a young lady had wanted to become a Precious Pearl in Indian River County but was declined membership due to the many discipline infractions she had at her school.  However, she was given the opportunity to improve her behavior and subsequently admitted.  Today, she is a successful graduate of Bethune Cookman University and attributes her success from her experience as a Precious Pearl.  It is the belief of the Precious Pearls Teen Club that each young lady represents high ethical morals and will serve as role models for their peers to emulate.  This mentoring girls’ program has been recognized locally and nationally.  Eta Eta Omega Chapter was the first Greek lettered organization to sponsor a teen club for students along the Treasure Coast.  Eta Eta Omega has two teen clubs; serving Indian River and St. Lucie counties. 


Under the auspices of Global Leadership through Timeless Service, International President Carolyn House Stewart has asked that each chapter provide a vehicle by which the sorority will impact the lives of 10,000 girls in grades six through eight.  Eta Eta Omega will adhere to the mandate of our 28th International President in conjunction of maintaining our legendary Precious Pearls Teen Club.  The expected outcome of the Precious Pearl Teen Club is listed below:

  • enhance academic preparation

  • institute programs promoting character building/self development

  • leadership development

  • civic responsibility through group involvement   

  • develop interest in cultural activities

  • encourage democracy through cooperative action in the organization

Through the years, the Precious Pearls Teen Club has been afforded the following enrichment activities to enhance character, academic readiness, and leadership skills.

  • Charm Schools

  • Toast Master Youth Public Speaking Program

  • Youth Summits

  • Monthly meetings

  • Teen Forums

  • SAT Prep Workshops

  • College & Universities Tours

  • VBHS Black History Course

  • Partnership in Math Science Camps

  • Mother & Daughter Teas

  • HBCU Awareness

  • Conflict Resolution

Through the years, the Precious Pearls Teens have volunteered and raise public awareness with the following activities.

  • Treasure Coast Hospice Day of Sharing

  • HIV/Aids Awareness

  • STD’s Symposiums

  • Adopt Road Clean-Up Project

  • Zora Fest

  • Ivy Reading Academy at Daise Hope Center

  • After school tutoring for elementary students

  • Nursing Homes  & Rehabilitation Centers

  • Eta Eta Omega Health Fairs

  • Voters’ Registration Drives

  • MLK Celebrations  

  • Gifford Progressive Civic League Give Them Their Flowers Annual Banquet

  • Indian River County Children Arts Festival

  • Pink Rose Foundation Back to School Expo

  • IRC Habitat for Humanity

Through the years, the Precious Pearls have had the opportunity to bond and interact with each other through these activities.

  • MLK Step Shows

  • Pajama Parties

  • Amusement Parks

  • Museums

  • Theatrical Plays

  • Sports’ Activities

  • Worship Services

  • Fashionetta

Through the years, the Precious Pearls have collaborated with chapter members to raise funds or made contributions to the following causes:

  • Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated Tsunami Relief Fund

  • Haiti Relief efforts/ Medical Supplies

  • Making Strides Against Breast Cancer

  • Annual Feed the Hungry/ Can Drive

  • American Cancer Relay for Life

  • IRC Alzheimer Walk-A-Thon

  • March of Dimes

The teen clubs meet once a month in both counties.  Teen club officers and advisors develop the monthly agendas.  For more information, please contact Bonita Williams at 772-370-9003, St. Lucie County residents and Valerie Brant-Wilson at 772-564-5496, Indian River County residents.
 

 

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