Sigma Wellness: Our Community Initiatives, Partnerships and Programs
Future Minds Literacy Program
Twice a week, we assist individuals working to obtain their GED by mentoring them and offering tutoring in pertinent subjects. We also provide support as a partner with Future Minds Literacy Program in the execution of its annual fashion show and fundraiser.
MLK 5K - Blessing in a Bookbag
Prior to the marathon, we arrange signs, tables, rest stations, and welcome materials along with the Blessings in a Bookbag team. In addition, we assist with registering individuals and groups who have signed up to support this community effort and provide refreshments and encouragement to the runners during the event.
MLK Parade- MLK Observance Day Committee
We coordinate the order of the churches, community organizations, civic leaders, schools, and businesses who participate in the parade before the start of the parade. During the parade, we guide the participants and monitor the individual entries to ensure a steady flow.
Adopt- A- Street- Staley Avenue
Each quarter, we beautify one of Savannah’s oldest neighborhoods by keeping it clean of debris. Our designated area spans 2 miles in multiple directions from Staley Avenue to Liberty Parkway as well as Staley Avenue to Montgomery Street.
Throughout the year, we volunteer by preparing and serving food for homeless individuals and families in need in Savannah and surrounding areas. We also act as reserve volunteers for various Salvation Army events and programs.
Black Heritage Festival
In addition to serving as a partner for the festival, we assist with several events held during the month of February in honor of Black History Month. We also help organize and manage the operation of Grand Festival Day, the chief community event of the festival.
Sigma Beta Club
We provide financial support for club operations, offer one-on-one and group mentoring, and facilitate program activities for young men in grades 9-12. We focus on improving academic scores, service learning, gentlemanly grooming, post-secondary educational planning, and forming community partnerships.
Adopt- A - School - Juliette Lowe and Haven Elementary
We provide a strong male presence for young minds by mentoring and volunteering with different programs like Welcome Back where we greet and encourage the students as they arrive on the first day of school and Back to School Drives where we donate, package, and distribute school supplies. We also actively participate in Real Men Read and Dr. Seuss Day, reading to the students and sharing with them the importance of reading.