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Target I: Educational Enrichment ~ Members will engage in the Sorority's signature youth enrichment program, ASCEND, with efforts designed to motivate, engage and assist high school students in reaching their maximum potential. ASCEND will focus on Achievement, Self-awareness, Communication, Engagement, Networking and Developmental skills. 

Target II: Health Promotion ~ Alpha Kappa Alpha will partner with other organizations to promote health awareness in three areas: Alzheimer's Disease, Stroke and Mental Illness.  

Target III: Family Strengthening ~ Family strengthening programs will target critical issues facing families, including lack of food, shelter and financial means. Major components include Childhood Hunger Initiatives, a Family Seasonal Wraps cold-weather clothing drive and Fiscal Responsibility programs focusing on budgeting, basic financial planning and the benefits of home ownership.

Target IV: Environmental Ownership ~ Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority will implement high-impact programs to provide healthy environments and improve the quality of life in under-served communities. A major component is the AKA 1908 Playground Project, which includes refurbishing 1,908 existing community and school playgrounds. 

Target V: Global Impact ~ Sorority members will implement the UNA-USA Global Classrooms Project to prepare today's youth for an increasingly global and complex society, working in partnership with the United Nations Association (UNA) to expand understanding of the UN, its mission and focus. Additionally, through a renewed Africare partnership, members will implement youth anti-hunger initiatives on the African continent.