Alpha Phi Alpha fraternity brothers implement two national programs
Posted: Friday, October 1, 2010 12:25 pm
ATTEND PROGRAM — Alpha Brothers Calvin Jones and Corey Brooks pose for a quick picture after the National Programs concluded.
The Brothers of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Incorporated through the chapters of Beta Upsilon Lambda (Jackson Alumni), Tau Psi (The University of Tennessee at Martin) and Beta Pi (Lane College) convened at New Spring Hill Baptist Church in Trenton on Sept. 25 to implement two of their National Programs. The Go To High School, Go To College initiative debuted in 1920. The fraternity ignited the Commission of Graduate Work and Public Affairs which launched a movement towards influencing African American students around the country to go to school and to college. Go To High School, Go To College aims at reaching youth facing challenges in graduating high school and encourages them to not only to graduate, but to proceed on to college and graduate.
Project Alpha was founded to combat the burgeoning statistics involving teen pregnancy and sexually transmitted diseases, while providing frank, open discussions and factual information from a male perspective to young boys. The third National Program of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.; A Voteless People is A Hopeless People, was implemented earlier in the semester. Voter registration and education is it’s primary focus. The Tau Psi Chapter will host a Men in the Making Youth Leadership Symposium Oct. 29-31, where 12 young men from the service counties will attend workshops and participate in the National Programs. The Chapter is also planning its Miss Black and Gold Scholarship Pageant on Oct. 29. Twelve young women will compete in a scholarship pageant that the fraternity has nationally mandated since 1976 where they will showcase poise, character, talent and sophistication.
Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Incorporated was founded on Dec. 4, 1906 in Ithaca, N.Y. It is the nations oldest inter-collegiate fraternity for African American males.
Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. develops leaders, promotes brotherhood and academic excellence, while providing service and advocacy for local communities.