The Raising the Standard Foundation has partnered with the Beta Mu Omega chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated and Fort Worth Housing Solutions to sponsor a girls’ mentoring program, the SILHOUETTES. The SILHOUETTES, a Beta Mu Omega initiative, is a girls' youth program that was organized over 10 years ago with a group of 10 girls, ages 4th – 8th grades by Ms. Beverly Butler. We currently have an average of 25 young ladies ranging from ages 10 - 17 that attend the monthly sessions. The goal of the program is to ignite within youth leaders a burning desire to be their very best in all endeavors and actions in their family, school, and community to help to make the world a better place to live.
Motto: Inner beauty is the strength of a virtuous woman.
Colors: Khaki and Pink
Flower: Pink Carnation
Standard meetings are held the 1st Saturday of each month but can vary (no meeting in July).
*Some months will vary due to community activities, youth events or social/cultural outings.
We work closely with the group to ensure social and academic success and are dedicated to helping students in developing self-respect and grooming techniques, enhancing positive self-esteem, improving educational status, and increasing their awareness of career opportunities for their future via the Girls Math & Science AKAdemy and college tours.
The meetings are focused on topics such as healthy lifestyles and mental health, internet dangers, etiquette, STEM education and community service. In addition, the group attends cultural arts activities and take part in community service projects such as the MLK Parade, Voter Registration, “Sharing with Mankind” Day at Carter Metropolitan CME Church and the Community Food Bank, and Packaging and our own Girls Math and Science AKAdemy that is held every year.
The group has been featured in the Around FWHA newsletter for their contributions and presence in the Fort Worth community.