This past September, I embarked on a remarkable journey of self-discovery and growth as a member of the PEARLS Club, sponsored by Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Incorporated - Chi Chi Omega Chapter. This eight-month journey has exposed me to a wide array of cultural, social and academic opportunities that will broaden my horizon and future outlook on life. Throughout the PEARLS Club program, I had several opportunities to engage in thought-provoking discussion of issues relevant to teen girls, develop leadership skills, and provide community service, all while being mentored by fine women in the community. More importantly, PEARLS Club allows me to raise scholarship funds to support my college career. For 12 years, the positive impact of the program on middle school girls and their parents has been undeniable. To date, over 220+ young ladies have participated the PEARLS Club. The program's spring finale, the PEARLS Showcase, presents the girls to family, friends and the community as newly polished pearls. This year’s Showcase is scheduled for May 26, 2018, at the Ritz Charles in Carmel, IN from 12 to 2 p.m. All net proceeds from your sponsorship will go toward my PEARLS Scholarship Fund. Proceeds will be paid out during my 12th-grade year for payment of tuition at the college or vocational institution of my choice. To display my gratitude to you, sponsorships of $25 or more made by May 1, 2018, will be listed in the PEARLS Showcase program. Thank you so much for helping me reach my goal. I really appreciate everyone's support! **Please note to add the 2.9% + $0.30 GoFundMe fee to your donation.