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The Locke Scholarship Awards were named in honor of Brother Dr. Alain L. Locke, the 1st black Rhodes Scholar and a distinguished member of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc.
With the alarming number of African-American men between the ages 17-24 that are infected with the disease, it is imperative for organizations whose membership encompasses such demographics to take a proactive position in helping to address this matter of urgency. To that end, Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, primarily through its collegiate chapters, seeks to facilitate ongoing dialogue among Brothers on college campuses. In addition, the Fraternity seeks to encourage African-American men to not only become aware of the impact of the disease on our communities, but to get tested and become advocates for HIV/AIDS testing.
The Fraternity realizes the need to leverage the power of peer interaction and actively engage young people in their educational efforts in a way that goes well beyond typical initiatives like lectures and traditional programs. Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc. wishes to directly involve young people in a peer-to-peer way which adds energy and momentum to the educational efforts and objectives as set forth in this new initiative.
For more information visit the CDC’s website | A Heightened National Response to the HIV/AIDS Crisis among African Americans
Sigma Beta Club
The Sigma Beta Club (SBC) was established under the direction of Dr. Parlette L. Moore in 1950. The SBC was founded base on concerns about the changing needs in our communities and recognizing the important role that Sigma men could play in the lives of our male youth ages 8 to 18 years old.
The Sigma Beta Clubs’ four major principles of focus are:
The club offers unique opportunities to develop values, leadership skills along with social/cultural awareness in our youth during their developmental years. SBC programs are geared to meet the needs of its members, but at the same time provide them with a well-rounded outlook that is required to meet life challenges. This program is a major component of all the educational activities of the Sigma Education Advancement Foundation, Inc. (SEAF).
PBSS Chapter’s Sigma Beta Club was chartered in May 2007. If you or someone you know would like more information about the PBSS Sigma Beta Club, please reach out to us.
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