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.