Guide Right is a program for the educational and occupational guidance of youth, primarily inspirational and informational in character. Its reach extends to high schools and colleges alike. In the latter, giving due attention to the needs of undergraduate Brothers. Conceived in 1922 by Leon W. Stewart, and suggested at the twelfth Grand Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi, Guide Right became the fraternity's national service program. Jesse Jerome Peters, later to become the eighth Grand Polemarch, was chairman of the committee, during the administration of W. Ellis Stewart as Grand Polemarch.That insured adoption of the Program as the Fraternity's National Service Project.
The purposes of the Guide Right Service Program are to place the training, experience, and friendly interest of successful men, at the disposal of youth needing inspiration and counsel regarding their choice of a life's career, while the community is made aware of the problems that may be encountered as these youth seek to realize lives of usefulness
Guide Right encompasses many of our youth oriented programs such as mentoring, college preparatory programs, and tutoring. However, the Flagship Initiative of the Guide Right Service Program is the Kappa Leadership Development League.
The Kappa Leadership & Development League is a program designed to aid young men of high school age to grow and develop their leadership talents in every phase of human endeavor. Kappa League provides both challenging and rewarding experiences to enhance their lives. Since the fundamental purpose of Kappa Alpha Psi is ACHIEVEMENT, it is therefore the Fraternity's primary purpose to help these young men achieve worthy goals for themselves, and make constructive contributions to their community when they assume leadership roles.
The basic objectives of the Kappa Leadership Development League may be summarized as follows:
To help youth, especially those of high school graduating classes, in their selection of courses leading to vocations compatible with their aptitudes and personalities.
To assist students, while they are training, to get started in the employment, and to progress successfully in they're chosen fields.
To assist parents in the handling of their children by given them the opportunities to talk over their problems with those who know and are successful in their chosen vocations.
To afford the less fortunate youths a respite from the drudgery of the streets, through sponsored trips to ball games, zoological garden, museums,theater, and other activities.
To inform youth of the values of higher education, assistance available for continued pursuits, scholarship, loans, professional opportunities, and of current labor demands and the trends on the effect of these demands and trends on the labor market.
Healthy Kappa / Healthy Communities
The Healthy Kappa's/ Healthy Communities' initiative is spearheaded by the fraternity's National Health and Wellness Committee, led by Dr. Edward R. Scott, II, D.M.D.
To provide health and wellness information with measurement tools and metrics for our membership, their families and their surrounding communities; to educate them on ways to monitor their personal health status as well as to keep personal health as a priority.
In addition to providing venues for health care information and screening, and forums for discussion on current health-related issues, the Healthy Kappa's / Healthy Communities initiative will provide ongoing communication on health and wellness issues through the use of web based digital media and other means. Members will also be encouraged to keep a Kappa Health Score Card that logs and records key health information for members and their families.
To underscore the significance of health and wellness is the fraternity's day to day efforts; Kappa Alpha Psi's Grand Polemarch and Senior Grand Vice Polemarch will continually lead by example and serve as chief spokespeople for the effort. To extend the reach, the Healthy Kappa's / Healthy Communities initiative is partnering with each of the fraternities' Province (regional) leadership teams and their surrounding community resources to spotlight the importance of health in the bond of fraternity, families and for the community at-large.