Ybor City Campus News
Phi Theta Kappa: Building a Healthy Future
Chapter President Megan Seymour (left) and new inductee Kata Gomeztagle-Johann dig deep to help the community.
Photo courtesy Anne Mierzwa
Alpha Beta Beta, the Phi Theta Kappa chapter at Hillsborough Community College’s Ybor City Campus, has been working throughout the summer to be ready for the fall semester. On September 20, we showed the documentary “Food Fight” to the student body and the public. Our chapter mission is to collaborate with a local elementary school, organize a forum to discuss the connection between nutrition, diet, and health, as well as build an Edible Schoolyard in collaboration with faculty, children, parents, and the community. We are collaborating with different organizations and the YMCA on creating community gardens with the help from the PTA and students of the elementary school.

Our first forum will be this fall at Sulphur Springs Elementary School. There will be speakers from the organizations to educate and to answer any questions the students or parents may have about eating healthier. Our second forum will be in the spring on our campus. This one will be open to the public with many speakers from our community. Our chapter is excited about this project and will continue to get the awareness out into the community and our school system for our kids.

Article written by: Anne Mierzwa, Phi Theta Kappa, Ybor City Campus