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.
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
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.
HEALTHY KAPPAS/HEALTHY COMMUNITIES
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
The purpose of the K 100 is to bring together business executives within Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity to develop a professional network amongst senior business leaders, mentor young executives and members, and to support key undergraduate and community programs for our fraternity.
To effectively manage and develop strategic relationships through our international office with corporate partners and friends. Through these strategic relationships, it is our pledge to promote, support and help execute the national programs and strategic direction of the Grand Chapter for the good of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. as "One Kappa”.
To utilize the top Senior Executives and entrepreneurs in our organization to develop key relationships with Corporate America and the business community to advance entrepreneurship and economic empowerment in our communities; and through these relationships we will gain the necessary support for key national service programs of the Fraternity.
UNDERGRADUATE LEADERSHIP INSTITUTE
The Undergraduate Leadership Institute is a highly structured and intense leadership experience designed to increase undergraduates' capacity to lead in multiple contexts - in the fraternity, on campus, and/or in their communities.
As an Undergraduate Leadership Institute participant, Brothers will:
1. Learn ways to improve his chapter
2. Network and fellowship with fraternity leaders and undergraduate brothers
3. Understand and appreciate leadership styles similar to and different from his own
4. Engage in meaningful dialogue about the concept of leadership in the 21st century
5. Develop skills related to managing one‘s "brand” and career
6. Learn about career opportunities at General Electric
Kappa Kamp is conceived as a summer enrichment camp providing students, ages 12-16, with the opportunity to acquire productive life-skills through intensive workshops and learning through structured play activities. Students may choose from a number of enrichment camps and classes, as well as attend a variety of cultural and recreational activities, field trips, and educational lectures. Work, fun, and more, all take place within a safe, professionally designed and supervised setting.
The primary objectives of the enrichment camps are to:
Provide enrichment activities for ages 12-16.
Motivate students to seek higher levels of achievement.
Expose students to activities rich in cultural information and experiences.
Develop students' reading, writing, and speaking skills while involved in each camp.
Provide experiences that focus on science technology and survival.
Allow campers to make friends from around the world in a structured, safe environment.
Provide a spiritual faith-based atmosphere for human growth and development.
Provide character education and citizenship in an ethical environment.
The Achievement Academy is designed to enhance the social, professional, and leadership experiences of the collegiate members in the Fraternity. The vehicle by which this is to be accomplished is through the development of vibrant mentoring and coaching opportunities that empower and enhance their agency. Our central foci are to ensure retention and graduation of our members while fostering an understanding of the steps necessary that lead to advanced degree opportunities and successful transition toward their career paths.
We have developed a cohort approach to assure members are matched with the mentoring experiences relevant to their goals.
Cohort Areas :
Education (K-12 and higher education)
Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics (STEM)
Social and Behavioral Sciences/Humanities