The national executive board develops a national theme to guide the organization’s efforts. The 2016-2018 national theme and brand continues to be, The Power to Make a Difference. The Pillars of Power are all geared toward positively creating a medium of contact for children which will stimulate growth and development. Our regional tone is Embracing our Past, Enriching our Present, and Empowering our Future, continuing the expansion of the rich legacy of our region. Our chapter theme is:
“AIM High: For Our Children and for Our Communities”
Each chapter in the Southeastern Region is challenged to use your collective Power to take Programming from ordinary to extraordinary.
Programming is the “Heart” of our organization and is the way that we stimulate growth and development. National programming thrusts include:
- Education – the Power of Knowledge
- Cultural – the Power of Purpose – Embracing our Culture and History
- Civic – the Power of Advocacy and Action
- Social/Recreational – the Power of Great Leadership
- Health – the Power of Good Health
Programming is primarily centered around leadership development, awareness of cultural heritage, and community service. We have established multi-faceted initiatives such as STE’A’M (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts & Math), the Healthy Living Initiative (centered on lifestyle improvements and healthy development) and various special projects with national and local partners. The philosophy we embrace is one of holistic enrichment of our youth, and by extension, our communities.