Community celebrates annual Kwanzaa


Youth members of Harambe, Delta Academy Project and 2010 Delta Debutantes explained the symbols and principles of the Kwanzaa celebration

The annual Greene County Community Kwanzaa celebration drew over 100 participants from various parts of the county.
The Kwanzaa program is designed to strength the community and families through re-dedication to the seven Principles of Kwanzaa: Umoja (Unity), Kujichagulia (Self Determination), Ujima (Collective Work and Responsibility), Ujamaa (Cooperatives Economics), Nia (Purpose), Kuumba (Creativity), and Imani (Faith).
The Kwanzaa feasting consisted of covered food dishes brought by members of the commuity who attended the celebration.
The program participants included the Harambe youth, middle school students from The Delta Academy Project and members of the 2010 Delta Debutantes.
The annual Kwanzaa is co-sponsored by the Harambe Community Youth Organization and the Greene County Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.
Harambe is the Greene County Chapter of 21st Century Youth Leadership Movement which prepares young people through community-focused leadership training.
Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. is a service organization focusing on education, economics, health, international and political awareness, scholarship and arts.
The Greene County Chapter of DST sponsors a Delta Academy Project which mentors young girls in middle schools ages, exposing them to educational and cultural experiences.
The local Delta chapter also sponsors the annual Debutante Season which helps to guide high school senior young ladies for their new experiences following graduation.

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