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Posted: Friday, March 24, 2017 1:00 am | Updated: 10:27 am, Fri Apr 7, 2017.

"Good manners will open doors that the best education cannot.” Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Incorporated, Mu Gamma Zeta Chapter hosted its first annual Tea party for their Zeta Youth Auxiliary (ZYA). The Tea Party was held Saturday, March 18, 2017, at Florida City Youth Activity Center, from 11:00 am until 2:00 pm

Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Incorporated is a community conscious, action oriented international organization. The organization was founded January 16, 1920 on the campus of Howard University with four major precepts: Scholarship, Service, Finer Womanhood and Sisterly Love. Mu Gamma Zeta Chapter was chartered May 28, 1983 at Saint Paul Missionary Baptist Church in Homestead, Florida.

Top row from left: Jonya Moore, Leah Griffin, Jaynissa Moore, Dekayla Chaney, Trayonna Marshall, Jahmyra Smikle, Jahlia Smikle, Jahlecia Smikle, and Jazelle Joseph Front row from left - Jaylah DaCosta, Yaniarah Simon, Simone Thompson, Dasia Chaney, and Robbie Mcknight

The Zeta Youth Auxiliary was formed in the 1950’s for girls ages 4-18. The ZYA Curriculum is designed to develop girls through cultural awareness and social skills, educational enrichment, leadership development and community service.

The Tea Party was a fun way to introduce the young ladies to proper etiquette at a social event. Mrs. Noel Williams, our guest speaker, taught them how to properly walk into a room, how to enter and exit the table and how to properly sit at the table.

Each young lady wore her beautiful spring dress, gloves, tiaras and headbands. They sipped tea from porcelain tea cups, ate finger sandwiches, quiche, deviled eggs, cup cakes and cookies. The room was decorated in spring colors. As gifts, each Zeta youth received a set of pearls, and handkerchiefs with their names engraved on them.

From left:  Youth Advisors - Theonie Beasley-Lindsey, Margaret Staples, Anita Moore, Latoya Connelly, and Shirley Clark-Brown.

The youth affiliate advisors that work with the young ladies are Anita Moore, Shirley Clark-Brown, Margaret Staples, Latoya Connelly and Theonie Beasley. We invite anyone interested in getting their daughter(s) involved in the Zeta Youth Auxiliary to our website at www.mugammazeta.org or you can like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/MGZofZphiB/

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