The men of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. has been doing the darn thing!! They’ve hit the streets of Chicago in great numbers marching against street violence, police brutality and efforts to take back our communities. The Black and Gold Men of Distinction fraternity has been awarded a federal grant to the tune of $1 Million dollars to further their cause of promoting mentoring and college readiness.
Now that’s what’s up and just in time for the fraternity’s 109th Founders Day!!
Earhustle411 Kudos to Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Incorporated for your hard work in the community and your commitment to changing the lives of our young men!! You are hereby EarHustle411 APPROVED!!
Read more as reported by Alpha East:
Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. will work to reduce juvenile delinquency and to broaden college access in communities nationwide, thanks to a $1 million grant awarded by the US Department of Justice earlier this month.
The funding supports the fraternity’s national Go-To-High-School, Go-To-College® program, and will target more than 5,000 males age 6-17 in 22 states, including Maryland, Louisiana, Mississippi, Illinois and California.
“This comprehensive truancy and juvenile delinquency prevention effort offers high school and college readiness training and common sense direction for program participants, providing them with the resources, skills and relationships they need to make positive decisions that help them to become productive members of society,” said Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity executive director and COO, William Douglass Lyle.
Alpha will establish mentoring networks with to help students remain in school and on track for high school graduation, and to promote community safety and college preparation. The fraternity will develop a mobile app to offer resources and support for students participating in the network, and will report to the DOJ as a ‘Category 2’ community outreach initiative to for crime prevention.
Established in 1922, the Alpha Phi Alpha Go-to-High-School, Go-to-College® program concentrates on the importance of completing secondary and collegiate education as a road to advancement, and is the fraternity’s oldest national program.
Source: Alpha East