Laurel, MD – Psi Epsilon Omega Chapter of the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority is hosting a free academic enrichment and mentorship Open House to showcase the launching of the ASCEND youth development program. ASCEND is a youth enrichment program designed to motivate, engage,and assist high school students in reaching their maximum potential. ASCEND will focus on Achievement, Self Awareness, Communication, Engagement, Networking, and Development Skills. Students in the ASCEND program will have the opportunity to receive academic enrichment and life skills training to support their journey to college or vocational employment.

This free event, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Dec. 6, at the Beltsville Library located at 4319 Sellman Road, Beltsville, Md., will explore the benefits and information available to young aspiring teens by partnering and participating in the ASCEND program. Persons interested in attending the Open
House should RSVP to

To obtain more information about the ASCEND program and the application; please visit