MTSU's AKA Sorority Helping With Duck Derby

The MTSU Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority partnered with the Child Advocacy Center and volunteered their time for the 2014 Duck Derby.

(Left Photo) MTSU Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority members Tarrian Joy, Ariel Page, Bonnie Adams, Raven Booth, and Anna Moore put labels and stamps on envelopes for the Child Advocacy Center Duck Derby. 

“Thirty AKA Sorority members came to the Child Advocacy Center on a rainy Saturday morning and put mailing labels and stamps on 6,000 envelopes and 2,000 post cards for the Duck Derby,” stated Jennifer Gamble, Child Advocacy Center Family Services Coordinator. “It was wonderful working with them and we are grateful for their support.”

According to AKA Graduate Advisor Rosalyn Hicks, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority was established in 1908, and the sorority has 5 service targets to benefit the community:

  • Global Poverty
  • Internal Service and Leadership
  • Community awareness
  • Social Justice, and
  • Human Rights.

Hicks stated, “Volunteering at the Child Advocacy Center meets our Social Justice and Human Rights service targets.”

When asked why she is involved with AKA and the Child Advocacy Center, Ariel Page responded, “I am involved with the AKA Sorority for the sisterhood aspect and the service aspect. I enjoy volunteer work that benefits young girls in our community.”

(Left Photo) AKA members Keyonna Ashford, Niki Williamson, Ramia O’Deneal, Raven Redmond, Jalesa Webster, Mariah Tharpe, and Janee Horton.

Chloe Truitt said, “We were founded on sisterhood, service, and scholarship. Being in this sorority will help me continue to enhance those aspects for the rest of my life.”

When an organization partners with the Child Advocacy Center, they are supporting child abuse services for Rutherford and Cannon County children and the Darkness to Light trainings that educate adults about how to protect children from child sexual abuse. In the last 14 years, the Child Advocacy Center has assisted over 13,500 individuals and trained over 2,000 adults how to protect children.

The Duck Derby will be held on Saturday, May 17 from 1:00 – 4:30 p.m. at Sports*Com. To become a sponsor, volunteer, adopt ducks, or for more information about the event, visit the website at www.boroduckderby.com or contact the Child Advocacy Center at 615-867-9000 or the Cannon County Child Advocacy Center at 615-563-9915.

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