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Fraternity Providing Students 'Tools For Success' In Mount Vernon

The Eta Zeta Lambda chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity will kick off of a workshop series Oct. 17 for area high school students.
The Eta Zeta Lambda chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity will kick off of a workshop series Oct. 17 for area high school students. Photo Credit: Contributed

MOUNT VERNON, N.Y. – The Eta Zeta Lambda chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity will kick off of a workshop series for high school students, “Tools for Success,” from 9-11 a.m. Saturday at the Westchester Community College Mount Vernon Extension, 17 S. 5th Ave.

The “Tools for Success” series addresses real-world issues high school students face, from college/vocation choices to sexual health and responsibility. These monthly workshops are free and open to any high school student.

The presenter for October’s kick-off is Ronald Taylor, 2015 Alpha Phi Alpha College Brother of the Year. Taylor is a graduate student at Syracuse University's School of Education, pursuing a degree in Social Studies Education. He is an Imagining America Engagement Scholar, a Burton Blatt Scholar and Syracuse University School of Education Sarno Scholar.

“Tools for Success” is presented as a part of Alpha Phi Alpha’s national program, “Go to High School, Go to College.” The program concentrates on the importance of completing secondary and collegiate education as a road to advancement by offering information and teaching strategies that facilitate success.

Since its founding in 1906 at Cornell University in Ithaca,  Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc. has supplied voice and vision to the struggle of African-Americans and people of color around the world. Alpha Phi Alpha is the first intercollegiate Greek-letter fraternity established by African-Americans.

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