ST. PETERSBURG — The Youth Development Foundation of Pinellas County, Inc. in partnership with the Zeta Upsilon Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. is pleased to announce its inaugural Bay Area Women’s Empowerment Expo from 9-2 p.m. on Oct. 19 at the Pinellas Technical College, 901 34th St. S, St. Petersburg.
The expo is expected to convene more than 500 women and will feature Dr. Kanika Tomalin, deputy mayor and city administrator for the City of St. Petersburg. The event is free and open to women of all ages.
Featured workshops will highlight a variety of topics including health and wellness, financial literacy, leadership and professional development. Additionally, there will be a panel discussion called “Women on the Move” featuring women from different industries and a discussion with healthcare providers covering topics such as cardiology, nephrology and mental illness.
During the expo, participants can also take part in the Small Business Expo featuring handcrafted and one-of-a-kind items from Bay area and local vendors and exhibitors.
For those interested in attending, register online at akaexpo.eventbrite.com.
About Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.
The Zeta Upsilon Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. was chartered on Dec.15, 1955, and quickly became an active organization within the community. As a result of years of dedication on behalf of its members, the chapter experienced growth and an increase in the services and programs.
The Zeta Upsilon Omega Chapter has donated over half a million dollars to the community through charitable donations, service projects, and educational scholarships. Strong leadership and an active membership historically have continued to foster the success of the chapter programs and activities.
About Youth Development Foundation of Pinellas County, Inc.
The Youth Development Foundation of Pinellas County, Inc. (YDF) was founded in 1998 by the ladies of Zeta Upsilon Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. to enhance their legacy of service to the community and is a designated 501c (3) organization.
The mission of YDF is to the enhance the quality of life for targeted youth and families in Pinellas County, by securing funds to provide program activities and services, which focus on education and scholarships, health, the arts, the family unit and foster economic and community development within our community. YDF serves as a catalyst for positive learning and youth development and strives to meet the growing needs of thousands of youth and families throughout Pinellas County.