Mary Shy Scott Memorial Park Project
In Memory of Mary Shy Scott, L.H.D.
23rd International President of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated
10th South Atlantic Regional Director
22nd President of Kappa Omega
During the administration of Alpha Kappa Alpha’s 29 th International President Dorothy
Buckhanan Wilson, Launching New Dimensions of Service (LNDS) Targets were implemented.
Under Target 4: Environmental Ownership, of LNDS, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority implemented
high impact programs to provide healthy environments and improve the quality of life in the
underserved communities. The AKA 1908 Playground Project℠ was launched to ensure children
have safe and inviting places to play. Chapters restored and renewed 1,908 existing community
and school playgrounds with its Restore, Refresh and Renew Project℠.
During the 2016 International Convention held in Atlanta Georgia, the Dr. Mary Shy Scott
Memorial Park was dedicated in memory and recognition of the Alpha Kappa Alpha’s 23 rd
International President, Mary Shy Scott. Funding was allocated to maintain the park. The Mary
Shy Scott Park committee was established to continue programmatic efforts and maintenance
of the park during and after the conclusion of the Launching New Dimensions of Service (LNDS)
Targets. The Mary Shy Scott Park committee consists of the Metro Atlanta chapters of Alpha
Kappa Alpha who are committed to collaborative service efforts.
Kappa Omega serves as the lead chapter for the initiatives completed by the 15 Metro Atlanta Chapters.