Alumni Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity Inc.
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 (Kappa League). Guide Right is a program of the educational and occupational guidance of youth, primarily inspirational and informative in character. The purposes of the Guide Right Service Program is 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, and to arouse the interest of the entire community in the problems of youth as they seek to realize lives of usefulness.
Current Guide Right Objectives
To Create the Next Generation of Leaders via Leadership Development
Prepare students for college
Mentor students to college graduation
To positively impact youth through mentoring and training
To prepare youth for academic success in middle school, high school and college
To learn by interaction, doing and group dynamics
STEM: Activities include getting involved with NSBE Jr, STE Career Fair, Utilize code.org for free programming training. Microsoft Retail stores offer free STEM training.
College Success: Mentoring for college. 90% Graduation Rate. Facilitate Undergrad/Alumni partnership for the mentoring
College Prep Series: Naviance an online tool to assist students in preparing for college; Diamonds in the Rough webinars (DITR); FAFSA Awareness; College Signing Day, recognizing graduating high school seniors going to college.
Positive Video Reporting - KLTV: Creating positive video recordings of Guide Right achievements
Kappa League is a subset of the Guide Right, our National Service Initiative. Under the chairmanship of Mel Davis, the Los Angeles Alumni Chapter’s Social Action Program took the form of training activity for young men of the Alain Leroy Locke High School. Called the Kappa Instructional Leadership League, it was designed to help young men grow, receive, and develop their leadership talents in every phase of human endeavor. It provided both challenging and rewarding experiences, which richly enhanced their lives. Membership was open to male students from the tenth through the twelfth grades. The fraternity sought to help these young men to achieve worthy goals for themselves and make constructive contributions to their community when leadership roles become the responsibility.
Kappa League was founded on Thursday, February 12, 1969, by the Los Angeles Alumni Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc., at Alain LeRoy Locke High School. Kappa League was adopted by the Grand Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. at the 56th Grand Chapter which was held August 12-15, 1970. The founders of the Kappa Instructional Leadership League were Mel L. Davis an Elder Watson Diggs Awardee and Edgar H. Bishop.
Kappa League is a program for the educational, occupational and social guidance of male students in grades 6th-12th.
Senior Kappa Affairs
The Senior Kappa Affairs Committee is designed to retain and reclaim members of the fraternity who are 60 years of age and older as active, contributing, fully financial brothers, to encourage programs that will facilitate their involvement that will enhance their well being, we also encourage our local chapter committees to involve themselves in community service initiatives that are geared toward senior citizens in their respective service area.
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.