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Pittsburgh (PA) Alumni Chapter

P.O. Box 99395

Pittsburgh, PA 15233

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Founded in 1922 by the St. Louis Alumni Chapter.The purposes of the Guide Right 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. Key programs under Guide Right: Kappa League, Diamond in the Rough, Kappa Kamp.

 

Pittsburgh Alumni Chapter is celebrating 25 years of providing over 1.5 Million dollars in scholarships to deserving students through the Kappa Scholarship Endowment Foundation (KSEF) of Western Pennsylvania, Inc.

The basic objectives of Kappa League summarized as follows:

 

To inspire service in the public interest through the cultural enrichment and character development of African American males between the ages of 15 and 19

 

To develop leadership skills while monitoring, encouraging, and rewarding outstanding academic performance

 

To refine self-image, self-esteem, social skills, and environmental awareness

 

To assist parents by giving their young men opportunities to talk over problems with those who are successful in their chosen vocations

 

To inform youth of the value of higher education, assistance available for continued educational pursuits, scholarships, loans, professional counseling, and fellowships

To achieve the objectives of Kappa League, participants will attend a meeting two Saturdays per month between October and June from 9:00 am – 12 Noon. During meetings participants will receive education on a variety of topics delivered in five phases:

PHASE I — SELF IDENTITY

A. Discipline

B. Assurance

C. Awareness

D. Appearance

PHASE II —TRAINING

A. Academic

B. Career-Choice

C. Preparation

D. Organization

PHASE III — COMPETITION

A. Politics

B. Career Advancement

C. Sports

 

PHASE IV — SOCIAL

A. Religion

B. The Arts

C. Entertainment

D. Conversation/Communication

E. Etiquette/Manners

 

PHASE V — HEALTH EDUCATION

A. Physical Fitness

B. Sex Education

C. Drugs

D. Health & Safety

PHASE VI — ECONOMIC EMPOWERMENT & EDUCATION

 

PHASE VII — COLLEGE & CAREER

To reinforce, enhance and apply the learning from the education sessions, participants will also be involved in the following activities:

A. Turkey Dinner Distribution – Community activity

B. Valentines Scholarship Extravaganza – Social experience

C. Scholarship Luncheon – Academic awareness

D. Field Trips – Company tour, KL Conference, Cultural event

E. College Campus Visits – Career preparation

Since the fundamental purpose of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. is achievement, it is the Fraternity's primary purpose to help the young men in the program achieve worthy goals and to make constructive contributions to their communities when they become leaders. We anticipate the following outcomes:

A. Enhance awareness of self, career options and cultural norms

B. Increase self discipline

C. Increase academic performance

D. Increase participation in the community

 

Next Steps

1. Complete application: Link

2. Make sure your Parent(s)/Guardian(s) sign and date the acknowledgement form

3. Meet with one of the Co-Chairmen for an interview

4. Once this criteria is met we will inform you of acceptance into the Kappa League

5. The Kappa League Meetings are held at Rodman Street Missionary Baptist Church, located at 6111 Rodman Street in East Liberty

For more information contact one of the Co-Chairmen:

Brother Michael Thomas

Email: mickeyt1954@gmail.com

Brother Frankie Hicks

Email: fbhicks64@gmail.com