Updated: Mar 15, 2018
Philadelphia, PA, January 2018. The brothers of ZII had a busy 2-part day serving the Philadelphia community during the 2018 Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service.
The morning was spent at the E. Washington Rhodes School where the brothers, family and friends worked together to beautify the school by re-painting its cafeteria and cleaning.
ZII brothers spent the afternoon in partnership with the Christian Street YMCA and the brothers of the Mu Omega chapter of Omega Psi Phi conducting enrichment activities for kids from the region. Brothers first facilitated team-building exercises on conflict resolution. Five groups of kids each discussed a scenario involving some form of conflict and discussed how to best resolve the conflict. The scenarios involved bullying in the gym, approaching someone the wrong way, talking to police, bullying in school, and cyber bullying. After the group discussions, each group nominated a kid who then presented their scenario to the entire audience and how they addressed it. Brothers then organized a 5-on-5 basketball tournament where 4 teams of kids engaged in friendly competition. The winning team received brand new basketballs.
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.