Triumphant Founder Arizona Stemmons believed that the lamp of learning is passed hand to hand and through our youth auxiliaries, Zeta has continued to perpetuate that belief.
In the early 1950s, graduate chapters of Zeta Phi Beta recognized the importance of mentoring young women to help them grow socially, culturally, educationally, and spiritually. Consequently, the youth auxiliaries were instituted starting with the Archonettes in 1968 for high school aged ladies 14-18, the Amicettes in 1970 for junior high aged girls 9-13, and the Pearlettes in 1994 for elementary aged girls 4-8.
In conjunction, a youth auxiliary program curriculum was created encompassing cultural awareness, social skill enhancement, educational enrichment, leadership development, and community service. The purpose of this curriculum is to keep these young ladies on a path that will ultimately prepare them to be successful leaders in their communities and possibly become future assets to Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. if they choose to do so.
The Youth Auxiliary is directly sponsored by Upsilon Omega Zeta Chapter. Each group formally meets once a month and membership fees are determined each sorority year. The youth are very active in the community and are afforded various opportunities to learn about responsibility, discover new interests, create happiness for others, plan community service projects based on their interest and community needs, engage in social activities that foster sisterly bonds with others, and to develop their own unique personality.
Our youth are highly accomplished and award winning. They have won first place several times at the Great Lakes Regional Conference for raising the most money for March for Babies and having the most creative scrapbook.
Upsilon Omega Zeta's Youth Auxiliary is always excited to accept young ladies into our group. If you are interested in youth membership and would like more information, please contact the Youth Advisor at firstname.lastname@example.org