Houston recently served as the host city for the 81st Ninth District Meeting of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Incorporated that took place from March 22-25 at the Hyatt Regency.
The Mighty Ninth District, which consists of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity members from across Texas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, and Arkansas, held several events and activities, including hosting over 100 young men from the Greater Houston and surrounding areas at their annual Youth Leadership Conference (YLC) that took place on Saturday, March 24th at the University of Houston Student Center on the campus of University of Houston.
The free, one-day conference, targeted African American young men between the ages of 11-18, with sessions focused on self-esteem, goal setting and academic success, health, social and personal responsibility and conflict resolution. Experts from industries ranging from law to health care facilitated the workshops.
Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. was founded on November 17, 1911 at Howard University in Washington, D.C. by three Howard University juniors – Edgar Amos Love, Oscar James Cooper and Frank Coleman, and their faculty adviser, Dr. Ernest Everett Just. Omega Psi Phi is the first international fraternal organization to be founded on the campus of a historically Black university. The fraternity has an international membership of 120,000 men in alumni and collegiate chapters throughout the United States as well as Asia, Africa, Great Britain, Europe, the Caribbean and the Middle East.