Zeta Phi Beta Sorority believes in developing the leaders of the future by providing mentorship opportunities for young ladies aged 4-18. The Youth Affiliate groups of Illinois experience rich, fulfilling events based upon service and sisterhood.
The following young ladies are welcome to learn additional information about the sorority’s wonderful Youth Affiliate groups:
Young girls willing to strive for the high ideals of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Incorporated ~ Community Service,Scholarship, Sisterhood, and Finer Womanhood.
Young girls who are able to demonstrate potential for leadership and maintain good academic performance.
Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Incorporated and its Youth Affiliates do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, age, or handicap.
For additional information on membership in Zeta Youth Affiliate group, please contact a local chapter, or Illinois State Youth Affiliate Coordinator Dwania Clark-Turner.
The idea of the Pearlette Club was presented to the International President Jylla Moore Foster by Vondel Smith Sloan, who was appointed National Program Director of Youth Affiliates. Thus, in 1994, at the National Boule’ Convention in Orlando, Florida the national body officially adopted and added to the Zeta structure, the Pearlettes as the third national youth auxiliary of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc.
Pearlettes are girls ages 4-8.
In 1955, Hattye Tillett suggested to the Amicae Club of Washington, D.C., that daughters and granddaughters of the Amicae be organized into a social and civic group. Esther C. Peyton of Beta Zeta Chapter of Washington, D.C. sponsored this project and the D.C. Amicettes were the only group for a number of years. They were an excited group of adolescents comprised of daughters and granddaughters of Zeta Amicae, Phi Beta Sigma brothers and Zeta Phi Beta members and other junior high school students who were invited to join.
At the 50th Anniversary Boule’ in 1970, the Amicettes were added to the Zeta structure as the junior-high auxiliary.
The Amicettes emphasize service; social gatherings with invited male guests for the purpose of learning the social graces and just plain fun. Some groups organize educational field trips to nearby cities, have pen pals in other states and honor Amicette mothers through teas or luncheons. These girls usually become Archonettes when they finish middle school.
Amicettes are girls ages 9-13.
In 1963, Lambda Zeta chapter in Houston organized a teenage group from all the high schools in the city. The name Archonettes was added to the Zeta structure in 1968 for the national senior-high youth auxiliary.
The Archonettes engage in a variety of social, educational and service activities such as charm clinics and sub-debutante cotillions. They also assist in operating the Stork’s Nests and serve wherever teenagers are needed to facilitate Zeta’s programs.
The purpose of the Archonettes, as with the Amicettes, is to support the cultural, social, leadership and educational growth of a talented group of 14 to 18-year old young ladies through hands-on participation in self-improvement activities and community service projects.
Archonettes are young ladies ages 14-18.