The Pearls of Service Foundation, a non-profit affiliate of Pi Tau Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated, is planning its Eighth Annual Pink and White AKATeen Scholarship Ball to be held on Saturday, May 18, 2013, from 6:30pm-12:00am at the Shriner’s Silver Garden Events Center in Southfield, Michigan. The purpose of this event is to raise funds for scholarships and to be used as a platform for the AKATeens as “A Showcase of Excellence”.

These young women are students at high schools throughout the Metro Detroit area. They are required to participate in community service projects, maintain a minimum GPA of 2.5, possess high ethical and moral standards, be positive role models, encourage high achievement in high school and beyond and promote unity, friendships and community activism among high school students in the tri-county area.

The Pearls of Service Foundation and Pi Tau Omega Chapter are working together to serve the citizens of Southern Oakland County and the Metropolitan Detroit Area. Our mission is to promote education, health awareness, economics, and family stability in our communities.

“When you have seen young ladies that have joined the group from the 9th grade and you see their development until they graduate—it is really rewarding, “Terry Mann, President of the Pearls of Service Foundation. “They become young ladies and are ready to go off for their first year of college.”

Their goal is to distribute over $25,000 in scholarship awards to graduating high school seniors. These funds will be utilized at the college of their choice. Community support of the AKATeen Pink and White Ball is critical to helping us achieve our mission of encouraging deserving youth to continue their education. For tickets and information, please contact Ms. Venus Smith at 248-906-9150.

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