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Regional HIA

The Carolinas Region Honors in Action (HIA) project is developed each year by the current regional officer team based on a theme from the current Phi Theta Kappa Honors Program Guide.  The current Honors Program Topic is: HOW THE WORLD WORKS: GLOBAL PERSPECTIVES.  The Carolinas Region presents participation awards to all the chapters that fulfill the requirements and by participating in a regional based Honors in Action project chapters also fulfill item #2 under the Four Star Level requirements in the Phi Theta Kappa Five Star Chapter Plan.  Requirements must be completed during the calendar year of January 1, 2017 - December 31, 2017 and awards will be presented at the 2018 Carolinas Regional Convention.  Participating in this project is also one of the requirements for earning the Carolinas Super Stars award.

Myth & Reality Of  Hunger & Poverty
How have Myths shaped our global reality ?

Myths are a widely held but false belief or idea. Myths are abundant in society these days and are often used to explain away things people don't understand. This kind of thinking leads us to overlook the experiences of others, and write them off as a myth because we aren't personally affected by a particular experience. One such myth is that hunger and poverty only affect those in underdeveloped countries. Reality is hunger and poverty  are indiscriminate and felt around the world . It affects our neighbors and some of you may have very well  experienced its effects.

Poverty affects our most basic needs: food, clothing, and shelter. An impoverished individual or family must always juggle their limited resources in attempting to meet these needs. Food expenditures are among the most flexible items in household budgets which are frequently squeezed when income dips or unemployment strikes.


Participation  Options

1. Attend hunger and poverty workshop during the Regional Leadership Conference.

2. Volunteer your time at a local food pantry or homeless shelter.

3. Sponsor a family in need during the holiday season by providing a holiday dinner.

Read the Carolinas Region Honors in Action Project flyer for additional information and for reporting instructions on how to receive a participation award at the 2018 Carolinas Regional Convention!

Carolinas Region Honors in Action Flyer/Reporting Form (PDF)

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