The Sarasota Collection Home Store hosted a mixer on Thursday, February 26 to introduce the Gamma Xi Boule Foundation’s “Journey To Success” campaign to the community.
In 2001, the Gamma Xi Boule Foundation was formed as a 501(c) 3 organization to fund scholarships for first generation college students and other initiatives to assist underserved young people of color in the Sarasota and Bradenton area.
A few initiatives include:
- Over 40 African-American first-generation college students have received scholarships.
- A mentoring initiative, Empowering Youth focuses on literacy, learning skills and encouraging young Black males to remain and succeed in school.
- Journey to Success partners with Career Source Suncoast, Sarasota and Manatee school boards and the Sarasota Sheriff’s department to provide youngsters ages 14-19 with knowledge related to Health Careers, Life Skills, Work Readiness and Financial Literacy. Members of the fraternity volunteer their time and the program will be expanded from 50 to 200 youngsters.
We had such a wonderful evening and were truly pleased to host a remarkable group. It’s a pleasure to support the Gamma Xi Boule Foundation and help advance their mission to empower youth in our community.