The Alexandria-Fairfax (Virgina) Alumni Chapter’s Guide Right Program serves as a conduit to the greater National Guide Right Program of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. Conceived in 1922, this national program is a youth-oriented community initiative whose purpose is to place the training, experience, and friendly interest of successful men at the disposal of an underserved minority population. The program serves as a source of inspiration and counsel regarding the academic and career choices of minority youth and strives to arouse the collective interest of the entire community in the problems of young men as they seek to obtain lives of usefulness. The A-F Guide Right program encourages young men from diverse backgrounds, in need of mentoring and development, and endeavors to meet their individual and shared concerns.
The central tenets of Guide Right (Self-Identity, Training, Competition, Social, and Health Education) provide guidance to impressionable elementary and high school males and serves to mold community and national leaders for the future. Our program accepts young men who face peer pressure, economic hardships, and many other personal/family trials and tribulations and prepares them for manhood. The A-F Brothers take great pride in preparing these young men for college and infusing them with the necessary life skills necessary for subsequent life. Our graduates from Kamp Kappa summer camp have grown to become lawyers, doctors, and educators.
Kamp Kappa, started by A-F Brothers 26 years ago, is structured to provide activities that foster the spirit of team building, self-respect, and respect for others. Activities include games of skill, team exercises, confidence and leadership building tasks--all of which are designed to provide moderate physical challenges, and stimulate creative thinking. These team-building exercises are dispersed throughout the day and are intermingled with group discussions and lectures on health and drug awareness, cultural diversity, personal hygiene, and etiquette. Each year, Kamp Kappa also includes activities such as canoeing, hiking, swimming, and a Street Law program led by Federal District Court Judge Gerald B. Lee.
The demographics of our student population for the past few years are congruent with the objectives for this year’s grant. For example of the 100 students with 75% percentage are African-American, 20% Hispanic, 1% Caucasian. We also provide programs for young women as well as kids with Autism and behavioral disabilities, who often don't get to participate in after school programs.
The Kappa Scholarship Endowment Fund (KSEF), the anchoring organization, was incorporated March 8, 1990. It is a tax-exempt 501c3 organization whose purpose is to promote the general welfare and the development of primarily African-American students. Our non-profit has 160 volunteer members that assisted students 3rd-12th grade in the choice and pursuit of useful careers consistent with the Fraternity purpose.
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