SIGMA GAMMA LAMBDA CHAPTER
of ALPHA PHI ALPHA FRATERNITY, INC.
FIRST OF ALL, SERVANTS OF ALL, WE SHALL TRANSCEND ALL
Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. develops leaders, promotes brotherhood and academic excellence,
while providing service & advocacy for our communities.
Manly Deeds, Scholarship,
and Love for All Mankind
The fraternity’s national programs are community outreach mentoring initiatives that have been adopted by the organization’s governing body and mandated for implementation by all of its chapters.
The “Go-to-High-School, Go-to-College” program, established in 1922, concentrates on the importance of completing secondary and collegiate education as a road to advancement.
Statistics prove the value of this extra impetus in making the difference in the success of young African-American men, given that school completion is the single best predictor of future economic success. Through the Go-to-High-School, Go-to-College educational initiative, young men receive information and learn strategies that facilitate success. Alpha men provide youth participants with excellent role models to emulate.
Formally called the A. Charles Haston Brother’s Keeper program, this service program was developed with the mission of advocating and improving the quality of life for Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.’s senior brothers, their spouses and widows, brothers who are retired and have disabilities or ailments, and vulnerable community members.
A VOTELESS PEOPLE IS A HOPELESS PEOPLE
“A Voteless People is a Hopeless People”
(aka VPHP) was initiated as a National Program of Alpha during the 1930’s when many blacks had the right to vote but were prevented from voting because of poll taxes, threats of reprisal, and lack of education about the voting process. Voter education and registration have remained a dominant focus of this outreach activity for over 65 years.
In the 1990’s, the focus shifted to include political awareness and empowerment, delivered most frequently through town meetings and candidate forums.
This collaborative project is designed to provide education, motivation and
skill-building on issues of responsibility, relationships, teen pregnancy and sexually transmitted diseases for young males ages between the ages of 12 and 15 years.
This program is designed to provide young men with current and accurate information about teen pregnancy prevention.
Project Alpha consists of a series of workshops and informational sessions conducted by
Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.'s members.