The Archonette Club

The Archonette Club, a youth auxiliary of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Incorporated, Tau Delta Zeta Chapter, began its inaugural year in the Fall of 2010 with nine members.  The Archonette Club is designed to support high school-aged young ladies grow culturally, socially, and educationally.

The Archonette Club provides activities which offer opportunities to:

  • Encourage the individual to accept responsibility.
  • Develop new interests.
  • Work toward creating happiness for others.
  • Develop an awareness of the need to share responsibilities and to understand one another in order to achieve a common goal.
  • Broaden the life of the participant by providing chances to make responsible decisions, develop social confidence and relate to peers, parents, and adults in general.

The Tau Delta Zeta Archonette Club had an industrious first year as the young ladies participated in numerous cultural, educational, service, and social activities.

Archonette Highlights

December - Service Project - The Archonettes quickly became involved in community service by completing their first Z-H.O.P.E. (Zetas Helping Others Excel) service project at the Residence of Greenbelt, a senior living facility. The Archonettes, along with members of Tau Delta Zeta Chapter, sang holiday songs, visited with residents and gave gift bags consisting of toiletries and personal care products.

JanuaryInduction Ceremony and Pizza Party - Nine young ladies were formally inducted into the Archonette Club before family and friends. The momentous occasion included Archonette reflections and fellowship with numerous guests.

FebruaryArchonettes are Leaders - The Archonettes held their first election of officers and planned the remainder of their first year’s calendar.

MarchMaryland State Leadership Conference – Six members of the Archonette club attended the Maryland State Leadership Conference in Rockville, Maryland. The members attended workshops that focused on image, social media, and positive male/female relationships.

AprilMarch for Babies Walk – The Archonettes participated in the March for Babies Walk to support the March of Dimes. The club rose $724, tripling their goal!

America I Am Exhibit - The Archonettes, along with members of Tau Delta Zeta Chapter, family and friends, visited the America I Am Exhibit at the National Geographic Museum in Washington D.C. The exhibit celebrated 500 years of African American contributions to the United States — from the 1600s, to the inauguration of the first African American President.

MayBeauty from The Inside Out Workshop - The Archonettes participated in an interactive ​workshop on inner beauty. The workshop was led by Miss Plus Size D.C. and the former Miss D.C. Teen International beauty queens. The Archonettes learned about goal setting, believing in themselves, their talents and potential, and the importance of letting their inner beauty resonate.

JuneCelebratory Sleepover and Dave and Busters - To celebrate the accomplishments of the inaugural year of the Archonette Club, the members and advisors visited Dave and Busters, an interactive gaming facility, followed by an old-fashioned sleepover at a nearby hotel. The young ladies reflected on the year’s events and excitedly shared their hopes and dreams for the next Archonette year!

Notable Archonette Moments:

The Tau Delta Zeta Archonette Club was recognized in the Prince George’s Gazette as the latest resource to mentoring young ladies in the community.

Archonette Brianna Kinder was accepted into the W.E.B. Dubois Summer Scholar Program at Princeton University.  The program provides training to equip burgeoning scholars and leaders with the skills and confidence to function as effective “change agents” in their schools, their communities, and the community at large.

All of the Archonettes consistently made the honor roll at their respective schools.

The club hopes to continue to build upon its first year of success by expanding the opportunities for membership and increasing the number of service projects that the club completes. For additional information, contact us at youth@zphibtdz.org, or visit the club’s Facebook page.