ZII Contributes Divine 9 and HBCU History to School Black History Month Program
Updated: Mar 15, 2018
Philadelphia, PA, February 2018. Brothers of ZII visited the E. Washington Rhodes School in Philadelphia to speak to students about the history of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. Members of the other Black Greek Letter Organizations (BGLOs), known as the Divine 9, spoke about the history of their organizations. In addition, ZII brothers spoke to students about attending a Historically Black College and University (HBCU) and what it has meant to their lives and careers. Perspectives were given by Brothers Damass Stephens (Lincoln University, Beta '80), Qasim Rashad (Dillard University, Theta Sigma '80), David Thomas (Cheyney University, Beta Gamma '80), Zachary Rollins (Lincoln University, Beta '83), and Todd Inman (Hampton University, Gamma Epsilon '94).
The mission of the E. Washington Rhodes School is to develop in intellectually capable young people the creative minds, healthy bodies, and ethical spirits needed to contribute wisdom, compassion and leadership to a global society.
ZII has a long-standing commitment to supporting the growth and development of our youth in the Delaware valley through programs and activities such as this one and others including our annual Hervie Blyther Memorial HBCU Tour, college scholarships, the ZII Bridge Builders Mentorship Program.