Today’s youth face a wide variety of ever changing challenges such as food insecurity, homelessness, low self-esteem, suicide, peer- pressure, drug use, violence and early pregnancy. This annual program features a series of workshops and discussion panels that enable youth and community leaders to come together to explore and empower practical working solutions to address these challenges.
Operation Big Book Bag
Many families and schools in our communities face resource constraints and cannot supply basic school supplies for the children. Through this program, the Foundation promotes education while providing book bags, general school supplies, reference materials, and computers to students living in our target communities.
Designed to improve financial literacy, the Wee Savers program facilitates workshops that teach students about the basics of saving, investing, and financial management.
Water Palooza / Swim1922
an initiative in partnership with Eta Nu Sigma Chapter, Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc and USA Swim that aims to increase swim participation and decrease drowning rates in the community. USA Swim campaign is a national recruiting effort aimed at arming parents with the information and resources they need to get their children involved in the sport for its health and safety benefits.
Rhose Buds of Spring
Designed to develop and mentor high school girls in areas of self-esteem, etiquette, and leadership.
Each spring, the Foundation awards merit-based scholarships to high school seniors participating in our annual essay contest. Since 2005, the Seven Roses Legacy Foundation has increased its scholarship awards by 150%, through the support of generous donors and sponsors.
Applicants must attend high schools in New York City (Brooklyn or Queens) and plan to enroll in a four-year college, community college, or trade school in the following Fall term.