Phi Beta Sigma announced Friday that they are donating $50,000 to the Sigma Beta Club Foundation to support the youth auxiliary’s programs and initiatives.
According to Phi Beta Sigma, the $50,000 donation is one of several strategic giving investments Phi Beta Sigma will make this summer.
“As A Brotherhood of Conscious Men Activley Serving Our Communities, Phi Beta Sigma is dedicated to active engagement in mentoring and grooming youth through our Sigma Beta Clubs. There is research that tells us that children have a better chance of being successful if they have someone pouring love within them at a very young age while providing a positive image for them to emulate,” President Cristal said of the partnership. “Sigma Beta Clubs provide young minds, help them grow and become global citizens who yearn to improve their communities.”
The Sigma Beta Club was created in 1950 and is the first youth auxiliary group created by a Black fraternity or sorority. The club focuses on serving young males between the ages of 8 and 19.
“Now, more than before, our Sigma Beta Clubs are needed to mentor and support our youths. Sigma Beta Clubs offer more than 4,000 youths a role model who looks like them, leadership development and opportunities to celebrate the academic and scholarship achievements of our Graduating Seniors, especially during times such as the COVID-19 Epidemic,” said Arthur R. Thomas, Esq., President of the Sigma Beta Club Foundation Board. ” We are grateful for the donation of $50,000 by Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity to the NSBC Foundation. This gift will be used to support Club Initiatives, such as our 2020 Graduation Shout Out, Recognition Program and the Sigma Beta Club ‘Rise and Thunder Curriculum Framework.’ We look forward to the continued support and partnership with Phi Beta Sigma.”