MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – “Culture for Service and Service for Humanity,” the Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity’s motto, was recently put into action when the Alpha Theta Chapter of West Virginia State University made a contribution to the We Still Care Package project.
We Still Care is an initiative sponsored by the Taylor County Collaborative Family Resource Network that benefits clients of the West Virginia University Center for Excellence in Disabilities’ MODIFY (Mentoring and Oversight for Developing Independence with Foster Youth ) Program.
MODIFY with CED provides on-going services to youth who are transitioning out of the foster care system. The program also provides technical assistance to the Department of Health and Human Resources, group foster care residential facilities, specialized foster care agencies, youth, foster parents, and the community on independent living services and transitioning services for youth aging out of foster care.
“It is wonderful seeing youth helping other youth. We appreciate the generosity of Phi Beta Sigma and their recognition of the needs of youth aging out of foster care,” Tina Faber, MODIFY Program manager, said. “Their gifts will make a huge difference in the lives of these young people.”
Fraternity members of the Alpha Theta Chapter learned about the initiative through fraternity member James Stormer, a social work major, and organized a donation drive on the West Virginia State University campus. The drive collected hygiene items, snacks, candy, school supplies, and other items to build more than 20 packages for youth ages 17-21 aging out of the West Virginia foster care system.
Members of West Virginia State University’s Student Social Work Organization, Alpha Delta Mu National Social Work Honor Society, and Alpha Phi Alpha fraternity also made contributions.
For more information on the MODIFY Program, visit http://modify.cedwvu.org.