I Can Fly International: The Butterfly Project

I Can Fly International is a U.S. based 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to serving youth living within impoverished villages throughout Kenya. Since the youth initiative began, the organization has been able to provide quality education, shelter, meals, life skills and enrichment activities to scores of children rescued from female genital mutilation, early marriage, sex trade, child labor and extreme poverty. We are excited to initiate the Butterfly Project in support of this effort.

Charitable Partners Spotlight


February Spotlight: Delta Research and Educational Foundation (DREF)

Pearls of Wisdom

Tempe Alumnae Chapter has found that having sorors work with their employers to donate meeting space has been most effective for their chapter. In addition, at the request of their Academy participants, they have increased their interaction with their GEMS, and are now having their GEMS serve as mentors/big sisters to

their academy participants.

Charitable Partners

Have you considered how you can incorporate the work with our charitable partners during your youth programs? No? Why not give one or two of these a try?

February focuses on American heart month with the American Heart Association.

  • Try a short pop quiz to see how much your youth know about heart health.
  • Incorporate a short physical activity in your session.
  • Discuss Go Red for Women with your Academy or G.E.M.S. to increase their awareness.
  • Have youth create posters discussing factors they think have a positive/negative impact on their heart
  • health.

March focuses on economic empowerment as we partner with the National Council of Negro Women.

  • Play a money themed game (Monopoly, Life, Managing My Allowance, Create Your Own).
  • Have your youth plan a budget for an event (i.e. party, school event, night at the movies/concert, etc.).
  • Discuss money in modern times (including the use of online banking, cash apps vs. currency, and credit cards).
  • Have youth research the career they are interested in, or give them various careers to research, in order to find out more about the type of education they’ll need, and their potential future earnings.

Work with All of Our Charitable Partners

The Farwest PP&D Committee has prepared a 2019-2020 Charitable Partners Calendar with an emphasis on the health-focused charitable partners. The calendar includes their major initiatives and suggested activities that can be incorporated into chapters' existing Physical and Mental Health programming aligned with Delta's national initiatives. Mission descriptions have also been provided to assist all sorors in becoming more familiar with the Sorority's charitable partners, their purpose, and services provided. Additionally, links are provided to websites as well as specific initiative/program information, tools and materials for chapter use.

National & Regional Awards

The chapters and sorors of the Farwest continue to be fierce, faithful, and fabulous and they have the accolades to prove it. We are so proud of all the awards the Farwest received at the 54th National Convention.

Program Planning and Development Team

Gwendolyn Coley, Coordinator

Tami Bass

Ellen Brown

Naeemah Campbell

Tyanne Evans

Donna Gaddy

Dierdre Gay

Lavena Holmes

Kimberly Johnson

Esther Langston

Frances Lewis

Carliss McGhee

Cherise Moore

LaShawn Moore

Marion Murphy

Rachel Murphy

Janelle Price

Cosetta Samuel

Karena Stockdale

Charla Strong

Aldina Washington

Maleta Wilson

LaShawn Denise Witt