Trinity (TX) Chapter of The Links, Incorporated will host its 12th Annual Diamonds and Sneakers Gala at the Hyatt Regency Dallas in Dallas, Texas which is an evening of dinner and dancing with live entertainment. The attireis formal with “blinged-out” sneakers. During the event, Trinity membershost an auction/raffle and a Sneakers Contest for the most creatively adorned sneakers worn by ladies and gentlemen.
Proceeds from the fundraiser support the Chapter’s So SMAART program,college scholarships and additional community service initiatives. All Chapter programming is for charitable and/or educational purposes.
So SMAART is an early intervention program established by Trinity Chapter to mentor girls, grades 4-8, and addresses the lack of minority female students pursuing careers in the STEM areas. So SMAART is an acronym for Set on Science and Engineering, Mathematics, the Arts, Aviation, Reading and Technology. The So SMAART curriculum includes monthly after-school workshop sessions, field experiences and hands-on experiences such as field trips that focus on STEM-related topics. Students may also attend summer enrichment camps which provide additional learning opportunities in the STEM areas. Trinity Chapter partners with Dallas Independent School District and conducts So SMAART at Thomas L. Marsalis Elementary School and William Hawley Atwell Law Academy.