Established in 1997, this nationally recognized program enables African-American males to achieve and maintain a 3.0 grade point average or higher. The program promotes character growth, leadership skills and critical thinking, while encouraging its members to become full citizens of the school and the community. They are required to develop relationships with Howard County middle schools and annually complete 21 hours of service learning.
This annual conference provides the opportunity for student representatives of Alpha Achievers Chapters throughout Howard County to convene around a theme of uplifting themselves and the community.
High Achievers – Go to High School, Go to College.
Prepares 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.
Provides education, motivation and skill building on issues of male responsibility, relationships, teen pregnancy and sexually transmitted diseases for males ages 12 -15. The areas of Male Roles and Responsibility, Adolescent Fatherhood amd Violence in Relationships are the prominent topics covered. The inaugural Project Alpha conference was conducted in 2018 at Howard Community College.
A Voteless People’s A Hopeless People
Members of Kappa Phi Lambda Chapter volunteer at several polling stations during the election season and, at high schools, provide voter education in collaboration with the Alpha Achievers.
Leadership Development Institute.
This mission starts with young people, particularly those who demonstrate the potential to comprehend and apply the fundamental principles needed by leaders as well as whom, by virtue of their age and education, are often looked upon as role models. Thus, the Institute, which is implemented in five regions, seeks to equip high school students, primarily sophomores to seniors, with vital leadership skills.
Ojise Oratorical Contest.
The Howard County Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. with the financial support of the Alpha Foundation of Howard County presents the Ojise Essay Contest. This contest encourages critical thinking, research, analysis, and academic competition for African American males of Howard County Public School System. The contest exposes students to important history and literature that is relevant to the African Diaspora. Ojise means messenger in the language of the Yoruba people. The Youruba is an ethnic group of Nigeria, West Africa.
Kappa Phi Lambda chapter with financial support from the Alpha Foundation of Howard County provided several scholarship for high school and college students.
**Current undergraduate brothers at the University of Maryland Baltimore CountyAdopt-A-Road
Adopt-A-Road is an initiative that started back in 2013 where the brothers of Kappa Phi Lambda adopted a major road in the Howard County area. To keep this road, our chapter is responsible for picking up trash along the road four times a year. The portion that is controlled by the chapter is on Broken Land Parkway between Snowden River Drive and Cradlerock Way. Invites are sent out typically the week of the event with an additional reminder a couple days prior.
Cooper Senior Center
Cooper Senior Center is an initiative started to bring the holiday season to the elderly. The community service committee partners with the program coordinator to assist with purchasing gifts and spending the afternoon with residents.
March of Dimes
March of Dimes is a fundraiser event used to raise money to improve the health of mothers and babies by preventing birth defects, premature birth and infant mortality. The community service committee partners with the March of Dimes coordinator to recruit volunteers to walk during the annual March for Babies and make donations.
Project cornucopia is an event where brothers come together to provide gently used jackets to the less fortunate. Every year in the fall, the community service committee assists the project cornucopia coordinator with bringing brothers to serve in the morning with gathering coats from donators and transporting the coats collected to its designated location.
First of All, Servants of All, We Shall Transcend All!