The Precious Pearls Club of Zeta Tau Omega Chapter, of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated was organized in April of 2005 and was chartered in October 2005.  The group is composed of young ladies in grades 6 – 8 who attend school in Palm Beach County.  The young ladies must maintain good academic standards and strive to maintain a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.5.  The Precious Pearls Club is an approved sponsored middle school program.
 

It is the purpose of the Precious Pearls Club to foster academic, social, and leadership opportunities, as well as, ‘big sister-little sister’ mentoring relationships between the Precious Pearls Club and the Twenty Pearls Club with the intent to cultivate and encourage high scholastic and ethical standards, leadership training and positive youth development as members of the Precious Pearls Club are exposed to the sorority’s national programs.

 

The Precious Pearls Club fundamental purpose and objectives aligns with those of the Twenty Pearls Club and are intended to lay the foundation for academic, social, and personal improvement and possible future participation in the Twenty Pearls Club. Similarly, the objectives include - educational, social and cultural experiences that will assist young ladies in becoming well-rounded citizens; opportunities to gain information, knowledge and insight into the evolving role of African American women in a global society; on-going experiences which encourage responsible citizenship and promote community involvement.
 

The sorority provides the Precious Pearls with experiences in the five areas listed below.  Each area addresses a quality of “preciousness”.  These experiences are meaningful and help each Precious Pearl develop an awareness of her individual potential.
 

1.      The Beloved Pearl is loveable and friendly.

2.      The Cherished Pearl is giving and helpful.

3.      The Refined Pearl is dedicated to improvement.

4.      The Sophisticated Pearl is fashionable and attractive.

5.      The Studied Pearl is knowledgeable and scholarly.
 

All activities and experiences focus on the aforementioned areas and includes, but is not limited to field trips, workshops, regular and special meetings, dining and recreational activities and community service projects.

 

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