MENTORING The Fraternity’s national programs are devoted to the uplifting of the African American community. Alpha Phi Alpha today has formed national mentoring partnerships with organizations dedicated to helping minority youth, such as Big Brothers/Big Sisters of America, Boy Scouts of America, March of Dimes and the Head Start program. The Fraternity also is involved with the Habitat for Humanity project to provide decent and affordable housing to the needy.
Education and scholarship remain major focuses in today’s Alpha Phi Alpha. The College Scholarship Bowl testing the intellect of Brothers was introduced in the current era as a feature of General Conventions. The Fraternity’s “Go-to-High-School, Go-to-College” program, first established in 1919, was reintroduced; and a General Presidents’ Scholarship was endowed as part of Alpha Phi Alpha’s Education Foundation.
A program that helps teenage males learn about their role in preventing teenage pregnancies taught from a male perspective. The first program of its kind in the nation, Project Alpha has served as the model for a new generation of male responsibility programs.
GO TO HIGH SCHOOL, GO TO COLLEGE A program counseling youth on the importance of post-secondary education while introducing them to promising professions. Through the program, students and their families are provided information about college entrance and financial aid. The counseling thrust is augmented by a vigorous scholarship program for college-bound youth.
A VOTELESS PEOPLE IS A HOPELESS PEOPLE The Fraternity continues its vigorous program to register and educate voters and get them to the voting polls on election day. The voter registration slogan developed by Alpha Phi Alpha in the 1930s continues to serve as a battle cry for the Fraternity’s voter registration and education efforts.