National Service Program
Conceived in 1922 by Leon W. Stewart, and suggested at the twelfth Grand Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi, Guide Right became the fraternity's national service program. Guide Right encompasses many of our youth oriented programs such as mentoring, college preparatory programs, and tutoring. However, the Flagship Initiative of the Guide Right Service Program is the Kappa Leadership Development League (Kappa League). Leon Steward is the founder of the National Guide Right movement of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. and Past Western Province Polemarch. Soon after the St. Louis Alumni Chapter's beginning in 1921, Leon W. Steward and J. Jerome Peters were assigned to research possible programs that would assist in developing the youth of the Black community and to devise a "meaningful and practical approach" to the problem of Black youth underachievement.
Ultimately, Brother Steward, proposed a program of guidance to be designated as Guide Right, with the purpose of assisting high school seniors to choose and pursue useful careers. The focus of Guide Right, from its inception, was to provide scholarships to needy and talented students, and to inform young people of the professions and other career options.
Guide Right is a program of the educational and occupational guidance of youth, primarily inspirational and informative in character. The purposes of the Guide Right Service Program is 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, and to arouse the interest of the entire community in the problems of youth as they seek to realize lives of usefulness. The basic objectives of Guide Right may be summarized as follows:
1. To help youth in selection of courses leading to vocations compatible with their aptitudes and personalities.
2. To assist students while they are in training, to get started in employment, and to progress successfully in their
3. To assist parents in the handling of their children by giving them opportunities to talk over their problems with those
who know and are successful in their chosen vocations.
4. To afford the less fortunate youths a respite from the drudgery of the streets, through sponsored entertainment and
5. To inform youth of the values of higher education, of assistance available for continued educational pursuits, scholarships, loans, professional counseling, fellowships, etc., of various occupational and professional opportunities, and of the current labor demands and the trends on the (1) effect of these demands and trends on the labor market, supply rewards, etc. and (2) requirements for obtaining employment, i.e. personal, scholastic, economic.
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Brother Lou Winder
Kappa League Chairman
Kappa League History
Kappa League is a subset of the Guide Right, our National Service Initiative. Under the chairmanship of Mel Davis, the Los Angeles Alumni Chapter’s Social Action Program took the form of training activity for young men of the Alain Leroy Locke High School. Called the Kappa Instructional Leadership League, it was designed to help young men grow, receive, and develop their leadership talents in every phase of human endeavor. It provided both challenging and rewarding experiences, which richly enhanced their lives. Membership was open to male students from the tenth through the twelfth grades. The fraternity sought to help these young men to achieve worthy goals for themselves and make constructive contributions to their community when leadership roles become the responsibility.
Kappa League was founded on Thursday, February 12, 1969, by the Los Angeles Alumni Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc., at Alain LeRoy Locke High School. Kappa League was adopted by the Grand Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. at the 56th Grand Chapter which was held August 12-15, 1970. The founders of the Kappa Instructional Leadership League were Mel L. Davis an Elder Watson Diggs Awardee and Edgar H. Bishop.
Kappa League is a program for the educational, occupational and social guidance of male students in grades 6th-12th.
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Riverside Alumni Chapter
Kappa Leadership and Development League is a program oriented toward helping young men grow and develop their leadership talents. It is a national social active initiative under the direction of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Incorporated. It is known nationally as Kappa League.
Kappa League is a program for the educational, occupational and social guidance of male students in grades 6th-12th. In conjunction with formal mentoring, through guidance and club oriented activities, members of Kappa League perform projects that will expose them to planning, execution, reporting ideas, and simulating good leadership characteristics designed to raise their aspiration levels.
It is the fraternity's primary purpose to help the young men of the Kappa League achieve worthy goals and to make constructive contributions to their communities when they become leaders.
Contact Riverside Alumni Chapter,
Kappa League Chairman, Lou Winder:
National Signing Day
Riverside Alumni Chapter
Following in the theme of professional athletes publicly declaring their intentions to “play” for a Professional team, College Signing Month is our annual celebration of the Graduating Seniors from our program to allow them to publicly declare their intention to “earn” their degree at their respective college/University Military branch or Training school of choice.