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October 30, 2005

Albany-- A new center in South Georgia will reach out to hundreds of school kids around the city.

The Albany Alumnae Chapter of the Delta Sigma Theta Sorority opened the red door that will serve as the entry way to life-building skills for many young women. It's called the Delta Life Development Foundation Center. It's located on West Oglethorpe Boulevard.

The building was deeded to the chapter by the city of Albany and will serve as a central location for several mentoring programs that target school-aged girls. The programs promote educational, economic and mental health awareness for low to moderate income families.

"It feels great because our first mission is public service and we want to be about the business of God and we feel like God gave us this mission," says Chapter President Dr. Linda Gail Gibson.

"With things going the way they are today in society, it's such a blessing to have such a rich, powerful organization backing us," says parent Lasonda Carter.

The chapter takes young ladies under their wings and follows them from elementary school through high school. If the center upholds it's mission for a year, they'll be able to purchase the building from the city for just one dollar.

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