The Pearls of Promise Debutante Program is a major component of the Lambda Upsilon Sigma Rhoer Club, an affiliate of Sigma Gamma Rho for young ladies between the ages of 12 and 18. Established in 1939, the Rhoer Club was the vision of Sigma Gamma Rho Founder, Mary Lou Allison Little who had a passion for youth and the development of their full potential. Through the Rhoer Club, Sigma Gamma Rho provides training and guidance in education, community service, vocation, fine arts, and social affairs. The program also provides the young women with the energy, support, commitment, and encouragement of members of Sigma Gamma Rho to help them develop and succeed in their life’s endeavors.
The Pearls of Promise Debutante Program is an honors recognition program for exceptional young women who excel academically, serve as role models to their peers, and are future leaders of our community. It presents to college admissions officers and future employers that the applicant is active as a leader in her school and community, and is a highly respected individual who is committed to programs which serve others. Debutantes also develop a connection with a select group of women who are proven high achievers and invaluable resources for life. Through the program, debutantes undertake a six month long educational program focused on:
• Leadership Development • Personal Development • Networking • Mentoring
Debutantes also engage in a bonding experience that provides a lifetime of invaluable access to sorority members and other debutante program alumna. The experiences of a debutante last a lifetime and the benefits are immeasurable.
You can support this life enriching program in three ways - Sponsorship, Purchasing an Ad for the Cotillion Souvenir Journal, and/or making a donation to a Debutante. To download the sponsorship packet, click here.