Kappa Instructional and leadership development league
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 and Edgar H. Bishop, an Elder Watson Diggs Awardee.
Kappa League is a program for the educational, occupational and social guidance of male students in grades 6th-12th.
The objectives of the Kappa League are to promote and develop the leadership potential of its members through participation of its members in club oriented activities and at the same time motivate them to raise their aspiration level.
The officers and members of the Kappa League through club oriented activities, perform projects that will expose them to planning, excuting and reporting ideas stimulating good leadership characteristics designed to raise their level of aspiration. All activities and programs are taken from one or more of the five phases.
Phase 1 - Self Identity / Purpose
Discipline, Assurance, Awareness, and Appearance
Phase 2 - Training
Academic, Career-Choice, Preparation, and Organization
Phase 3 - Competition
Politics, Career Advancement, and Sports
Phase 4 - Social
Religion, The Arts, Entertainment, Conversation Communication, and Etiquette/Manners
Phase 5 - Health Education
Physical Fitness – Sex Education – Drugs – Health and Safety
Phase 6 - Economic Empowerment & Education
Stock Market – Fundamentals of Banking – Earning, Saving, Spending – Cash vs. Credit
Phase 7 - College & Career
Academic Readiness – High School & Beyond – Career Day – College Admissions
Financial Aid Workshops – Survival Skills
four major initiatives
The National Kappa League program provides educational college readiness opportunities for it’s students . The program utylizes the following tools and activities to foster college matriculation and academic success.
- College Signing Day
- Virtual College Tour
- Virtual College Conversation
- Black College Expo Collaboration
- Common Black App
The mentoring doesn’t necessarily end when students venture on to college. The National Kappa League program promotes the following:
- Local Interaction with Former Students
- National Mentoring for former Kappa leaguers and Undergrad Brothers
social action / community
Kappa League members work together to meet their community service obligations in an effort to learn responsible citizenship. Some of the national initiatives Kappa League participate in include:
- National Voter Registration Day
- Room 2 Read
- Community Service
Through club oriented activities, the officers and membership of the Kappa League perform projects that will expose them to planning, execution, reporting ideas, and simulating good leadership characteristics designed to raise their aspiration levels. Some of these activities include:
- NGR Social Media