TRICITIES (WWBT) – Dr. Kenneth W. Lewis, Education Director for the Alpha Kappa Sigma (AKS) Chapter of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc., donated approximately 20 backpacks, each full of school supplies to Dr. Yardley Farquharson, Principal of Peabody Middle School in Petersburg, Virginia, to be given to Peabody students who would benefit from them. This donation was made on behalf of the members of the local graduate chapter of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc.
Even though many donation programs have been in effect since the beginning of the school year, there are still children who need school supplies and other forms of academic support. The men of the Alpha Kappa Sigma Chapter which serves the Southside VA region wanted to make an educational contribution to one of the local schools in their service area. With Petersburg School Board Member, Dr. Kenneth Lewis, also a member of the graduate chapter, it was an easy choice.