Venturing Into New Endeavors Youth Leadership Institute (VINE)

VINE is a youth enrichment and mentoring program for young girls in grades 6th, 7th and 8th grades sponsored by Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated, Rho Theta Omega Chapter (RTO) and The Ivy Legacy Foundation. The VINE seeks to expose middle/junior high school aged girls in the Greater Philadelphia area to positive female role models while providing interactive educational and personal development workshops.   The program consists of workshops and community service opportunities with RTO and RTO's signature mentoring program, Instilling Vision in Youth Mentoring AKAdemy (IVY AKAdemy).  Each workshop features a presentation on one of the following target area:  Preparing for High School & Beyond, Health, Economic Empowerment, Arts & Culture and Global Impact, in addition to a personal development or team building activity.  

Mission Statement - The mission of the VINE is to provide positive role models for young women as they begin to develop and to help to create a foundation upon which they can build upon as they grow into young adults.