In the early 1950s, Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity became the first Greek organization to develop a youth auxiliary group. While as National Director of Education, Brother Dr. Parlett L. Moore was concerned about our changing needs in our communities and recognized the important role that Sigma men could play in the lives of our youth. Under the direction of Dr. Parlett L. Moore, the Sigma Beta Club was founded. The National Sigma Beta Club focuses on needs in the area of:
Academic Enrichment & Mentoring
Club members receive academic assistance and leadership development at the elementary, middle and high school levels. This happens through one-on-one and group approaches to tutoring of Sigma Beta Club members and after school and weekend tutoring by Alumni and Collegiate members in various academic and professional disciplines.
Sigma Against Teenage Pregnancy Plus
The primary area of focus of the SATAPP Program is providing Sigma Beta Club members with tools they need to make smart choices about healthy lifestyles that will help lead to responsible fatherhood later in life.
Job Training, Savings and Investment
Club members increase their awareness of business ownership as well as the importance of saving and investing at an early age. Club members also learn about various professions via internships, job shadowing, and other avenues to visit job sites.
Childhood Obesity Initiative
The Sigma Beta Club Foundation’s Child Obesity Initiative focuses on the mind, body, and spirit. The primary objective is reducing weight and reversing the poor health of adolescents at an early age through eating healthy, daily exercising, etc.
Community Service & Enrichment Programs
Sigma Beta Club members are required to conduct a variety of community service projects. These may include but are not limited to serving the elderly, March of Dimes: March for Babies, Sickle Cell Centers, visiting children in hospitals, volunteering at their library, working with children with disabilities, cleaning up their neighborhood, etc.
In addition to our organization-wide initiatives, local clubs also participate in a variety of enrichment programs that cover the following cultural (art shows, plays, concerts, museums), social (parents’ day, cookouts, movies), and athletic (football, baseball, golf, basketball, bowling).