Beta Club members consist of young males between the ages of 8 and 18, which is organized with the expressed purpose of insuring that the goals and objectives of the Sigma Beta Clubs are implemented in an organized and unified method. The Beta Club offer unique opportunities to exemplify wholesome values, leadership skills, educational enhancement, business training and development, and social and cultural awareness to male youths at a most critical stage in their personal development.
The members of the Beta Club were given a lesson in financial literacy. During the session, it was explained how money works, the purpose of money, how someone manages to earn or make it, how that person manages it, how he/she invests it, and how that person donates it to help others.
Also during the session, each member was given the task of saving money for an entire year. The Sigma Betas were given a jar with $5 in dimes to start the off. Each week they were to add a certain amount of money to the jar until the year was up.
Feed the Homeless
Progressive Initiatives worked collaboratively with local community service organizations to go out in the streets and feed those in our community that are unfortunately misplaced and in need of a meal as well as a little encouragement.
March of Dimes
Progressive Initiatives works to raise funds to support the March of Dimes and their research to eliminate birth defects and assure that all babies are carried to full gestation. Their continued participation in the March for Babies lends to raising awareness for this cause.
Progressive Initiatives works to raise funds for breast cancer research through various events throughout the community. Funds raised are donated to the Susan G Komen organization and used for breast cancer research. They also work to spread awareness of breast cancer and encourage regular exams.
Bowl for Kids
Progressive Initiatives partners with Big Brothers and Big Sisters in their signature fund raising effort to help change how children grow up. Helping raise funds that will fund background checks to keep the kids safe as well as providing support for children, families and volunteers to build long-lasting relationships.
Back to School
Each year, the National Pan-Hellenic Council – North Dallas Suburbia (NPHAC-NDS) conducts a back to school drive to pass out school supplies to the families in lower economic neighborhoods and those who have a need due to unforeseen disasters. Omicron Sigma has been a significant contributor and supporter, providing over 600 12-inch rulers, 48 backpacks, and 25 volunteers this past year alone.
Progressive Initiatives helps by introducing high school students to options for post-secondary eduction opportunities with the College Fair Program.