Fourth Annual Louie M. Adams Educational Fair: “Lifting as we climb”

September 15, 2014

block party 2 block party 4 unnamedblock party 2 block party 4The Kappa Phi Chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. presented the 4th Annual Louie M. Adams Back to School Educational Fair. The men of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Incorporated, Kappa Phi Chapter recognize the need for positive role models in each and every community. As a result, we are dedicating our time and efforts to help the youth in our communities. The event began at 10 a.m., on Saturday, August 30, 2014 on North 2nd St. between W. Center and W. Clarke Streets. It is our goal to equip students with the basic necessities in order to become productive in the classroom. In 2013, we were able to donate 612 book bags filled with supplies. In addition, we were able to feed 880 guests and provided haircuts to 120 young men. The primary target zip codes were 53212 and 53205. Statistics show that the two zip codes serviced, which consist of 22,708 residents, 48.3 percent are living below the poverty line. It is not only our duty, it is our responsibility to support our youth. This year we have increased the number of educational booths as well as increased our overall distribution of school supplies. Our keynote speaker was District 2 County Supervisor Khalif Rainey. In addition, we also had a return visit from the Milwaukee Tumblers, US Colored Troop F-29th Infantry Regiment, Milwaukee Fire Department, Milwaukee Health Department, and many, many, more surprises. Event Co-Chair Marcel A. Clarke shared, “The Louie M. Adams Back to School Educational Fair is a platform for displaying the importance of education. Additionally, this event gives our students an opportunity to begin the school year with the necessary essentials for a productive school year and a sense of confidence.”