High Achievers – Go to High School, Go to College.
The "Go-to-High-School, Go-to-College" program concentrates on the importance of completing secondary and collegiate education as a road to advancement. Statistics prove the value of this extra impetus in making the difference in the success of young African-American men, given that school completion is the single best predictor of future economic success. We prepare African American male middle school students for the academic, emotional and social transition that occurs upon entering high school through a series of extracurricular and school-based activities.
Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. and the March of Dimes Birth Defects Foundation began collaboratively implementing Project Alpha in 1980. This project is designed to provide education, motivation and skill-building on issues of responsibility, relationships, teen pregnancy and sexually transmitted diseases for young males ages 12-15 years. Project Alpha in Howard County consists of a series of workshops and informational sessions conducted by the Brothers of the Kappa Phi Lambda Chapter through its Education Committee.
A Voteless People’s A Hopeless People
“A Voteless People is a Hopeless People” (VPHP) was initiated as a National Program of Alpha during the 1930’s, when many African-Americans had the right to vote but were prevented from voting because of poll taxes, threats of reprisal, and lack of education about the voting process.
Voter education and registration have remained a dominant focus of this outreach activity through our VPHP Committee. The Brothers of Kappa Phi Lambda Chapter volunteer at polling stations during the election season and providing voter education at high schools in collaboration with the Alpha Achievers. At the same time, our Public Affairs Committee’s activities include political awareness and empowerment through advocacy at both state and local levels of government; as well as, through participation in other community organizations to address important public policy issues.
Formally called the A. Charles Haston Brother’s Keeper program, this service program was developed with the mission of advocating and improving the quality of life for Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.’s senior brothers, their spouses and widows; brothers who are retired and have disabilities or ailments; and vulnerable community members in Howard County.