Embassy Suites North Charleston
Airport/Hotel & Convention
5055 International Boulevard
North Charleston, South Carolina, 29418
USA TEL: 1-843-747-1882
Charleston, South Carolina
Southern charm, history and culture, marine life and coastal beauty— All of these terms apply to magnificent Charleston, South Carolina, which was the setting for the Phi Eta Sigma National Convention and Leadership Workshops October 10-12, 2014. Embassy Suites Charleston Area Convention Center was the host hotel, with our meetings and workshops taking place in the spacious convention center facilities.
Phi Eta Sigma seeks to “give back” in a special way to the areas in which our national conventions are held every two years. During 2013-14, twelve chapters held fundraisers to benefit after school programs and support the national philanthropy. At the 2014 convention in Charleston, the student members of the Executive Committee presented a check for $5,000 to WINGS for Kids. The Texas A&M University chapter raised $500 of that total through a Harry Potter themed fundraising event. That chapter’s effort received the award for “Best Philanthropy” at the convention awards luncheon.
University of Alabama, College of Charleston, East Carolina University, Florida State University, Indiana University - Purdue University Indianapolis, University of Maryland, College Park, Morgan State University, University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg, Virginia Commonwealth University, University of Wisconsin - Green Bay, and University of Wisconsin - Whitewater also developed projects to raise funds for WINGS and to assist with local after school programs in their areas.
Spearheaded by the student members of the national Executive Committee, the 2013-14 national philanthropy was after school programs and focused on WINGS for Kids. Based in Charleston, WINGS has the following mission statement:
The vision of WINGS is that all kids will develop social and emotional skills so they can be successful in life. Our mission is to teach these skills – how to behave well, make good decisions and build healthy relationships - to elementary school age kids. We do this by weaving a comprehensive social and emotional learning curriculum into a fresh and fun after school program. Kids get the life lessons they need to succeed and be happy and they get a safe place to call home after school.
To learn more about this outstanding after school program that is making such a positive impact in the lives of so many young students, visit www.wingsforkids.org.