Sigmas give back to the community

The members of Xi Chapter of Phi Beta Sigma gave their time on Tuesday to 12 kindergartners at Alma J. Brown Elementary School. Phi Beta Sigma members supplied children with brown paper bags to help make puppets for arts and craft class.

The teacher of the class, Cassandra Johnson, was overjoyed when she heard of the Sigmas’ coming to help with the youngsters.

“This is not the first act of generosity from Sigmas,” she said. “They came earlier this year and donated school supplies, making sure kids were going to have a productive school year.”

The atmosphere in the kindergarten was great, said the Sigmas. The kids constantly reiterated, “I have never made a puppet!” and “I’ m so happy!”

While explaining the directions to a group of kids at his table, Alfred Hamilton, fraternity member, said, “By coming here today we wanted to show Greek as well as non-Greek organizations that we, as mentors, should teach the youth and give back to the community.”

Jeremy Mims, senior from Baton Rouge shared his positive impressions from the event.

“Happiness impacts our youth and we need more of it. Here we had a group of men taking their time to make an impact on someone else’s life.