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Delta Beta Zeta's Adopt-A-School Program
Our chapter took on this national project during the 2013-2014 sorority year. During that year, the committee sponsored African American Read Aloud in conjunction with the Black Caucus of the National Council of Teachers of English with the fourth and fifth grade students of P. S. 176. Students were required to read a passage written by an African American author. This activity was carried out during Black History Month. All participants received a certificate of participation as well as a bookmark.
During August of 2014, committee members distributed basic school supplies to students who participated in various events at Roy Wilkins Park.
In September of 2014 we participated in I.S. 59's Dad, Bring Your Child To School day. As a participant, the committee donated 35 backpacks filled with school supplies.
In December of 2014, DBZ donated 125 textbooks to the fifth grade students of P.S. 176. These books, all biographies, were used as supplementary texts to enhance core curriculum instruction.
In August 2017, DBZ partnered with Calvary Baptist Church for a book bag and school supplies giveaway.
In September 2017, DBZ provided school supplies and book bags to PS 134Q.
In January 2018, DBZ partnered with NYU/Adopt-A-School (PS134) Dental Program Kick off with Congressman I. Daneek Miller and NYU Dental School. The chapter obtained a grant from the program.
September 19, 2017, DBZ assisted with the Father's take their children to school at IS 59Q.
October 28, 2017, DBZ partnered with Campus Magnet Community Unity annual parade.
November 18, 2017, DBZ hosted a Financial Workshop: How to obtain grants for your 5013c with Soror Hiliare.
The committee has also adopted the Special Education Program at Law Enforcement and Public Service High School. Committee members served as chaperones when students went on trips, assisted in the Thanksgiving celebration and established a mini library for the students. The committee ended the school year by providing a Teacher Appreciation breakfast.
Looking ahead, the committee will once again participate in Dads, Bring Your Child To School Day. We will provide gift baskets for fathers and students as raffle prizes. We will have a Read Aloud at I.S. 59 as well as two yet to be determined schools. Additional books will be given to the mini library.