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Makeba Reed-Johnson Joins Sigma Gamma Rho

Atlanta, GA Dec. 11, 2018 – Two-time National Golden Gloves Champion and Founder of Black Girls Box, Makeba Reed-Johnson, has become a member of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc. Inducted into the sisterhood on December 8, 2018 in Atlanta, GA, she was graciously welcomed into the sisterhood by International committee members and regional board members.

Reed-Johnson joins thousands of women all over the world who actively participate in numerous community service projects including Swim1922, Operation BigBookBag, and the Women’s Health Initiative. She has more than 20 years of experience in mental health and wellness advocacy. In 2015, Reed-Johnson founded Black Girls Box to promote physical, mental, and emotional transformation for Women of Color.

Currently serving as the Assistant Director of Wellness at Spelman College, she helps to create and shape programs that directly impact the overall health of African-American women.  Reed-Johnson holds a Bachelor’s degree in Social Work and a Master's degree in Public Administration from Georgia State University. She also holds a Master of Public Health from Walden University. She is a two-time Golden Gloves Champion and a PHIT Wellness Ambassador.

Like the women of Sigma Gamma Rho, Reed-Johnson is committed to helping women to be their very best in all aspects of their lives. She says, “You don't have to be a world champion or an Olympic contender to be a boxer. Just like runners come in all shapes, sizes, and fitness levels, so should boxers.”  Reed-Johnson seeks to empower young women by helping them to use healthy outlets for lifelong wellness.

About Sigma Gamma Rho

Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc., an international collegiate and non-profit community service organization, was founded in 1922 on the Butler University campus in Indianapolis, Indiana. It has welcomed more than 90,000 members who have joined the organization as undergraduates and professionals. Official affiliate groups include Rhoer Club (young girls) and Philos (friends of the sorority). The sorority has more than 500 chapters in the United States, Bahamas, Bermuda, Canada, Germany, South Korea and the U.S. Virgin Islands. It is the mission of the sorority to enhance the quality of life for women and their families in the U.S. and globally through community service. Programs, initiatives, and partnerships are devoted to progress in the areas of education, healthcare, political action, and leadership development. It is headquartered in Cary, North Carolina, and is a member of the National Pan-Hellenic Council’s “Divine Nine.”  For more information, visit www.sgrho1922.org.



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