Kappa League (KL) Mentoring Program
On January 5, 1911, Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity Inc. was founded on the campus of Indiana University. Ten male students had a vision to create an eternal fraternity bond with aspiring college males who embodied the principles of culture, patriotism and honor. The motto chosen to represent the fraternity was “Achievement in Every Field of Human Endeavor.” The fraternity has more than 150,000 members, with 721 undergraduate and alumni chapters in every state and international chapters in the United Kingdom, Germany, Korea, Japan, United States Virgin Islands, Nigeria, and South Africa.
The national fraternity created the Kappa League Program in 1970. The program is designed to improve the self-image of our young males by providing them with challenging and rewarding community-based experiences that could ultimately change their lives. The program was conceived in response to the continuing crisis facing our young males within their communities, and actively addresses these issues through seminars, lectures, field trips and workshops with the ultimate goals of improving cultural awareness/diversity, academic achievement, emotional, mental and physical health, and overall well-being.
The CMD Kappa League Program is comprised of middle school and high school age males from the Howard County community and adjacent counties. The program focuses on leadership development and self-motivation for academic achievement. In addition, CMDs Kappa League members, through club-oriented activities, develop and supervise projects that not only help them develop good leadership skills, but also teach them how to use ideas to plan and execute projects and report relevant data.
The main goal of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity is to help its members, as well as other young males accomplish their goals, develop leadership skills, take responsibility for their actions and contribute to the success of their communities. All CMD Kappa League activities are comprised of one or more of the following phases: Self Identity, Training, Competition, Socialization and Health Education. Ultimately, CMD is devoted to helping young men reach their potential and become effective, fair and successful leaders, both within and outside of their communities.
Generally, this program will run from September to June. The meeting/contact sessions for this initiative will be held on a minimum one Sunday and one Saturday every month depending on the session or social/volunteer activity. The program is free and open to young males of all socioeconomic backgrounds. We will only allow a maximum of 25 young men per session. CMD will provide food and refreshments for participants. Throughout the program there will be group discussions and lectures on health and drug awareness, cultural diversity, personal hygiene and etiquette.
The CMD Alumni Kappa League Program will continue to reach out to community leaders in an effort to create community-based partnerships. We will devote 100 percent of our time and effort to creating formidable partnerships with programs that enhance our visibility and viability, thereby creating a “win-win” situation for all involved. The CMD Kappa League Program is ideally suited and excellent for young males between the ages of 12 and 18 (in grades 6 - 12), and exemplifies the men of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity Inc.
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