Walk For Education
National Sorority of Phi Delta Kappa, Inc. Nu Chapter
The National Sorority of Phi Delta Kappa, Inc. is a professional organization of ladies in varied fields of education. Each year Nu Chapter promotes the annual observance of American Education Week by sponsoring the “Walk for Education”. This event is held at Legion Field as a one hour, cost free celebration to focus on the relevance of education and healthy habits. Firemen from a Local Station volunteered services for Blood Pressure checks. Participants were encouraged to casually walk around the area as far, and as often as they chose. During the walk, parents, children, educators, friends walked and talked about varied interest. Parents are strongly encouraged to talk with their children about accomplishments and concerns they may have. Issues brought forward can be rewarded, counseled, or referred to professional sources. Also during the weekly observance of American Education Week, the Sorors donated to school staff, amenities of thanks for services rendered to our children.
The opening ceremony for the Walk for Education was led by Chairladies Mrs. Peggie Myles and Ms. Donna F. Lohman, both retired educators. Beginning with a prayer led by Rev. Frank Lawrence, a Nu Chapter Anthropos (the sorority male affiliate), Girl Scouts conducted a Flag Ceremony, and also a salute to Veterans. Recognitions were given to church families present, colleges, our Anthropos, Xinos/Kudos (our youth affiliates), and varied professions. Following greetings from Nu Chapter’s president, Mrs. Carolyn K. Nelson, initiated the “Lead Off Walk”.
As participants ended the walk, books, prizes, snacks were made. Sock donations were given to eight local schools. Birmingham City Schools Board member, Ms. Sonja Smith acknowledged these donations.
The National Sorority of Phi Delta Kappa, Inc. has an eLearning Academy website available for educators and parents with activities and resources for improved learning. (www. nspdk.org). Also Nu Chapter has a website for information about our chapter. On the 23rd of each month, the sorors wear Red and Gold to promote awareness of our purpose and goals. Twenty three is significant because in 2023, the National Sorority of Phi Delta Kappa, Incorporated will celebrate 100 years of promoting Literacy.