Nearly all of the chapters of the National Sorority of Phi Delta Kappa, Inc. have Xinos Chapters. Each of the five regions holds its Xinos Regional Conference annually. Many of the chapters of National Sorority of Phi Delta Kappa, Inc. have Kudos Chapters. Each of the five regions holds its Kudos Regional Conference annually. The Regional Conference is held in conjunction with the Xinos.
From Delta Pi’s founding the Chapter’s is proud of the fact that they have maintained all four of the Youth components.
Xinos and Kudos have attended Annual Eastern Regional Youth Leadership Conferences which extended from North Carolina to Connecticut since their inception. They have participated in all conference competitions–Scholar of the Year, Talent, Oratorical, Essay, Art, Science and Step, as well as participated in educational workshops. Each year they have returned home with numerous trophies and certificates. Delta Pi Chapter Members are very proud of its Youth Group.
The Xinos are a guidance group for young ladies in grades 9 through 12. The chapter seeks to provide these girls with positive role models and mentors that will encourage them towards high academic, moral and social values. The program exposes the young ladies to culturally enriching experiences through participation in activities that foster high standards.
Mayola Senior established the first Xinos Chapter in Toledo, Ohio. In that city the group was called TOPS instead of Xinos because the high school there prohibited Greek letter organizations. In 1948, after the annual Conclave held in Newark, New Jersey, Julia A. Barnes, a Founder, aided by Alpha Chapter member Esther Cooke, invited ten high school girls to meet at the home of Founder Barnes to form a Xinos group. Thus, the first chapter east of the Mississippi River was established for Alpha Chapter in Jersey City, New Jersey.
Delta Pi Chapter established its Xinos (girls) Group in 1983. There were three members, namely, Karen McCoy, Karen White and Bonita Paterson. This industrious group of young ladies worked cohesively by performing community service, participating in workshops, attending religious services and executing several fundraisers. The Xinos attended their first Eastern Regional Youth Leadership Conference sponsored by Beta Chapter, Washington, DC.
The Kudos are a guidance group for young men in grades 9 through 12. The goal is to help guide the development of these young men into becoming responsible men of high moral, academic and social characteristics. The Program seeks to provide these high school students with cultural experiences, mentors and positive role models who can lend structure and support in their transitions to manhood.
September of 1969 a group of six young men gathered to form the Megistos Club. The Megistos Club, which was Greek for “the greatest,” was sponsored by the Beta Theta Chapter of the National Sorority of Phi Delta Kappa, Inc., with Julia Carpenter as advisor. At the 1983 Conclave the Megistos officially had their name changed to Kudos, meaning “a claim to prestige renown.”
Delta Pi Chapter held its first meeting of young men on a Sunday afternoon, September 1986 in the home of Mrs. Gwendolyn Watts, Hillside, New Jersey. The meeting was held to establish a Kudos (boys) Group. After meeting for several weeks and learning the history, eight young men were inducted in the Kudos Club. The Kudos eagerly became busy participating in community service activities, attending religious services, mentoring at after-school programs and fundraising to supplement their conference fees.
- lift the educational, moral, and social standards of youths
- aid in the development of well-rounded individuals
- create a desire in boys to improve their scholarship
- provide an opportunity for boys to broaden their scope of activities
- encourage active participation in civic activities
- emphasize the cultural and social graces of manhood.
Kappa Omicron Tau is a college guidance group for young ladies interested in a career in education.
The goals of the group are to interest more women in training for a teaching career or other related educational career; to have the College Guidance Program become operative in the college life of these women; and to expand the knowledge of and interest in the philosophy of the National Sorority of Phi Delta Kappa, Inc.
Kappa Omicron Tau (KOT) Division, the College Guidance Group of the National Sorority of Phi Delta Kappa, Inc., originated from the formation of Junior Teachers Clubs at the 1942 Indianapolis, IN Conclave. This idea was conceived by Soror Gertrude Robinson. Under the active leadership of Soror Annabell Scarbrough, Alpha Lambda Chapter in Norfolk, VA, standardized procedures for organizing KOT were initiated and a pin, membership card, and certificate were designed.
Members of KOT may become members of NSPDK upon graduation and entering the teaching profession.
HUB is the parents component of the youth programs. The HUB Parents are a parent support group for the Xinos and Kudos. All parents, grandparents and guardians of Xinos and Kudos are welcomed to join. They combine their efforts be a support not only their high school