Every year, the Kappa Psi chapter of Pi Kappa Alpha host a Fireman's Challenge event where all the sororities compete against each other. In 2019, this five day event involves challenges that occured on campus with activities that raises money for the Didi Hirsch Mental Health Services and LA County Fire Department. In 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we had to move our events virtual which allowed us to use our virtual creativity to host a 5 day event on twitch to help raise money for the National College Resources Foundation.
What is Didi Hirsch Mental Health Sevices?
"Didi Hirsch Mental Health Services has provided free mental health, substance use disorder and suicide prevention services since 1942. Dedicated to serving communities where stigma or poverty limits access, Didi Hirsch helps more than 120,000 children and adults from 10 locations and 100 schools throughout Los Angeles and Orange counties each year. Our Suicide Prevention Center is the nation’s first and an international leader in training, research and crisis services."
- Didi Hirsch Mental Heath Services
What is the LA County Fire Department?
"The mission of the Los Angeles County Fire Department is to protect lives, the environment, and property by providing prompt, skillful, and cost-effective fire protection and life safety services. The County of Los Angeles Fire Department has a very rich and unique history, which is full of innovation, and daring accomplishments. From designing the 911 system and initiating a paramedic program in the 1970s to the current day USAR and Homeland Security sections, our fire department is a leader and a model to fire departments around the world. Our Department’s ability to develop new techniques and equipment to fight fires of all kinds has benefited not only the residents we serve, but the fire service in general, both nationally and internationally."
- LA County Fire Department
What is the National College Resources Foundation?
"National College Resources Foundation (NCRF) is an educational enhancement agency whose mission is to curtail the high school dropout rate and increase degree and/or certificate enrollment among underserved and underrepresented students. NCRF was developed in 1999 to serve as a vital link between minorities and college admissions. NCRF provides holistic, comprehensive intervention, mentoring, academic support, college and career planning."
- National College Resources Foundation