Senator David Carlucci (D-Rockland/Orange) recently sponsored a trip to Albany for a delegation of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority's Emerging Young Leaders program of Rockland County. The event was part of a planned seminar, the North Atlantic Region 2012 AKA Day, at the state capitol. At the seminar, the young women had an opportunity to fully understand each citizens’ responsibility to vote and the importance of being an informed citizen.
“Providing the opportunity for students to witness the democratic process will help form a lasting bond of activism that is needed in these consequential times,” said Senator Carlucci. “I am pleased to have sponsored this trip so that our future leaders understand how their voice matters at the local, state, and national level.”
Before traveling to the state capitol, the sorority members met with Carlucci at Spring Valley Village Hall. The day’s events included meeting with New York State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli, partaking in a youth summit seminar workshop, and touring the State Senate chambers in the legislative building.
The Emerging Young Leaders is the 2010-2014 signature program of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority for middle school girls. Consisting of four AKAdemies, the program is designed to extend the sorority's vision by cultivating and encouraging high scholastic achievement through leadership development, educational enrichment, civic engagement, and character building. The program helps develop the abilities of middle schools girls who have potential to become leaders in their local communities.