The Sigma Youth Symposium is designed to highlight some of the prevalent concerns that negatively impact our youth: drugs, teen violence, abuse, low self-esteem, suicide, teen pregnancy, and more. Traditionally held on the second Saturday of March by Alumnae Chapters nationwide, as a unified effort to support our youth, simultaneous Sigma Youth Symposiums address issues that affect young people today. Check out this year's theme, "Elevating Our Youth: Civically, Socially, and Physically", below.

On March 28, 2020, the last Saturday of March, Central Region chapters of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc. will host our annual Youth Symposium.

The 2020 Youth Symposium theme is “Elevating Our Youth: Civically, Socially, and Physically” and the goals of this year’s theme include providing critical information and resources for navigating skill development, career exploration and job readiness and facilitating and opportunity for youth attendees an opportunity to give back to their communities through service.

Community leaders will facilitate workshops will focus on informing youth (ages 8-18) about the importance of managing self-confidence, career exploration, job readiness, social media do’s and dont’s, financial literacy and mentorship.


“Mission Possible: A Safe Space for Our Youth”: the event focused on informing youth (ages 10-16) about human trafficking and protecting youth, parents and guardians from becoming victims.

Licensed social workers and community leaders presented on how pre-teens and teens can express emotions in a healthy and productive way when encountering stressful situations. Activities gave tips on how to make healthy choices that will help build self confidence when engaging with peers and people they admire.

There were sessions focused on defining Human Trafficking to our youth attendees, how to be more aware of signs of human trafficking and self-esteem and things around you that can affect ones self-image and self-esteem.

A special thank you to our guest speakers: Ascent 121, Pathways International, Cynecqua Goodridge, Olisha Mafu, and Herbert Mutumba.