Kappa Delta Chi Sorority, Inc. is setting the bar for service and community involvement on campus with its mentorship program at Inspired Vision Secondary School. The women of Kappa Delta Chi recently spoke to the young ladies at Inspired Vision about college readiness and time management. Their sorority’s goal is to motivate these young women and allow them to see that college is possible regardless of circumstance.

“We spoke to the ladies about first year college survival and time management,” said senior Erika Navarrete, Sargent-at-Arms Officer of Kappa Delta Chi Sorority, Inc. “The girls had their eyes lit up and were on the edge of their seats. I felt my adrenaline and heart pump. I was so proud of all of my KDChi ladies who spoke from the heart about our experiences. We truly care for these young ladies because many of us are first generation college students. We want to be that hand to guide these young ladies. We want to encourage and inspire them to apply to college and know what resources they have.”

"Being from the same community as the girls at Inspired Vision high school, I instantly felt the passion to help and guide them in things I didn't have an opportunity of knowing when I was in their shoes,” said senior Victoria Ramirez, Vice President of Kappa Delta Chi Sorority, Inc.

“It can be tough to find motivation and inspiration to go get a higher education coming from a first generation home. Also with the distractions in the community, it's important that we focus our attention on these students to show them that there is plenty of help out there to pursue a higher education and achieve their goals. We want to empower them and help them become positive role models for other young ladies.”

The ladies of Kappa Delta Chi also have started to raise funds in hopes of providing two $500 scholarships to students at Inspired Vision. The sorority plans to hold fundraisers throughout the year to fund the scholarships.

For more information on Kappa Delta Chi, email JenniferContreras@my.unt.edu.