Club members are required to conduct a variety of community service projects. These may include but are not limited to serving the elderly, visiting children in hospitals, volunteering at their library, working with children with disabilities, cleaning up their neighborhood.
Dallas BMW Marathon
On December 12, our Program Director, Mark Adams, and Club Parent, Samuel Gardner III both completed the BMW Dallas Marathon (26.2 Miles). As a part of our Childhood Obesity Program, these men showed our youth that preparation and determination can make the impossible possible.
Drive-Thru Toy Drive – Mission Arlington
We were able to set up a toy drive thru event at the Arlington Southeast library on December 4. We filled 7 Extra Large moving boxes filled with new toys that were delivered to Mission Arlington on December 14, 2021. We also donated $200 to Mission Arlington to assist with their holiday needs.
End of the Year Senior Recognition Program
Our End of Year program is an opportunity for our club to recognize the accomplishments of our members on a school year calendar. This also gives us time to share information on our seniors and the next phase of their lives. Stephan Freeman II will be attending the University of Texas at Arlington and major in Software Engineering. Elijah Colbert will be attending New Mexico Junior College and majoring in Film and Jahari Williams has enlisted in the United States Army. During the program we shared bios and age progression videos of these remarkable young men.
The club created a unique virtual background for the occasion and each club member displayed it throughout the program. Three “Scholarships” were presented to our deserving senior Sigma Betas - Elijah Colbert ($1000), Stephan Freeman II ($1000) and Jahari Williams ($250). Other awards that were presented included Sigma Beta Leadership Awards and Sigma Beta of the Year Award (Sigma Beta Bryce Morris). All leadership awards were wrapped and delivered to parents in advance and ready to be opened during the program. Once announced the winners were able to open their awards. The scholarships were delivered live utilizing phones to capture live feed during the program by brothers to the surprise of our seniors.
Careers in Journalism Webinar
On May 23, club members attended the “Careers in Journalism” webinar hosted by the Rho Chi Sigma Chapter and heard from Kerry Charles, who is an NBC news anchor in Columbus, OH.
March of Dimes Walk
In March, we participated in an eventful March of Dimes virtual walk and fundraiser by raising $1,184. Our program director, Mark Adams, also contributed to March of Dimes by walking over 400 miles to raise $430.
Lockhead Martin Virtual College Prep Day
On February 27, our 11th and 12th grade club members attended the Lockheed Martin College Prep Day. This was a great opportunity for them to learn more about STEM related careers and the aerospace contracts that they serve.
Speaker Series This past year, the club started a virtual “Speaker Series” and worked with more businesses with our Beta Black Business Review. We invited all Dallas/FT Worth clubs to hear Arlington’s Chief of Police, Alexander Jones discuss his career. Additionally, the club invited a host of other speakers from all backgrounds to come and discuss their careers. Some speakers owned businesses and club members tested their products and were able to give feedback during our sessions.
As part of our Business Training & Development program, the “Beta Black Business Review” presented an opportunity for club members to learn and some great black owned businesses that are right in our very own backyard in Tarrant County and the DFW Metroplex. Including club member’s parents that started their own businesses in the middle of the pandemic, Edmond Cordova (Club member, Myles Cordova) opened PJ’s Coffee Shop in McKinney, TX and Nate Walker (Club member, Malique Walker) opened Chick'nCone in Dallas, TX.
Britten Adams (Geologist)
Bro. Leonard Anderson
Bro. Justin Hawthorne “JW Yogurts”
Uzziah Campbell “Calm and Cure Candles”
Bro. Alexander Jones (Arlington, TX Chief of Police
Young Men's Empowerment Conference
On Feb 20, we had club members attend the virtual “Young Men’s Empowerment Conference” where they participated in workshops and heard from some dynamic speakers.