Vice President

Shannon  B. Staton

Our Signature Programs

Our members seek to serve as youth mentors, leaders and participants in a variety of programs that will have a lasting impact in the communities we serve in the areas of education through college readiness and educational enrichment, providing resources to strengthen families, health awareness and education and financial literacy.


Past Programs


International Program Overview


Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated® is dedicated to implementing programs of service that enhance the social, economic, and educational well-being of the local, national and international communities. Programs remain the heart of AKA. The size and scope of services provided to our communities have grown and significantly improve the quality of life for all who reside within our service areas.

The program theme for 2018-2022 is Exemplifying Excellence Through Sustainable Service. The International Program includes five program targets that are designed to advance the mission of Alpha Kappa Alpha with excellence and underscore our commitment to sustainable service.


The five program targets for 2018-2022 are:


Target 1: HBCU for Life: A Call to Action







Target 2: Women’s Healthcare and Wellness





Target 3: Building Your Economic Legacy




Target 4: The Arts!




Target 5: Global Impact





The Signature Program is #CAPSM which is the abbreviation for College Admissions Process. It is designed to assist students in their efforts to enter college by providing a hands-on approach that includes all the steps from researching various colleges to actually completing the application process.

In addition to the program targets, the Exemplifying Excellence Through Sustainable Service administration is pleased to continue Community Impact Days. Chapters will engage in simultaneous activities that will benefit the community and continue our commitment to lifelong service.

A significant feature of this programmatic thrust is the launch of AKA UniversitySM! This exciting new platform will serve as the umbrella under which education, training, and leadership development will emerge so that members can enhance their personal development and provide more impactful service to the community.

Hi,  I am Shannon B. Staton and honored to serve as Vice-President/Program Chairman of the Monarch Awards Foundation, Inc.


The Monarch Awards Foundation is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization.


Monarch Awards Foundation is focused and committed to providing service to the community through programming that educates, encourages and supports.


We also provide scholarships and donations to charitable organizations. With generous donations we are able to impact lives locally and globally.


We encourage you to browse our website to learn more about our goals, the people we serve, our partners, events, and ways to donate.

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