DALLAS ALUMNI CHAPTER
Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc.
National Service Program
Guide Right is a program for the educational and occupational guidance of youth, primarily inspirational and informational in character. Its reach extends to high schools and colleges alike. In the latter, giving due attention to the needs of undergraduate Brothers. 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. Jesse Jerome Peters, later to become the eighth Grand Polemarch, was chairman of the committee, during the administration of W. Ellis Stewart as Grand Polemarch.That insured adoption of the Program as the Fraternity's National Service Project.
The purposes of the Guide Right Service Program are 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, while the community is made aware of the problems that may be encountered as these youth seek to realize lives of usefulness.
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.
The Kappa Leadership & Development League is a program designed to aid young men of high school age to grow and develop their leadership talents in every phase of human endeavor. Kappa League provides both challenging and rewarding experiences to enhance their lives. Since the fundamental purpose of Kappa Alpha Psi is ACHIEVEMENT, it is therefore the Fraternity's primary purpose to help these young men achieve worthy goals for themselves, and make constructive contributions to their community when they assume leadership roles.
The basic objectives of the Kappa Leadership Development League may be summarized as follows:
• To help youth, especially those of high school graduating classes, in their selection of courses leading to vocations compatible with their aptitudes and personalities.
• To assist students, while they are training, to get started in the employment, and to progress successfully in they're chosen fields.
•To assist parents in the handling of their children by given them the opportunities to talk over their problems with those who know and are successful in their chosen vocations.
• To afford the less fortunate youths a respite from the drudgery of the streets, through sponsored trips to ball games, zoological garden, museums,theater, and other activities.
• To inform youth of the values of higher education, assistance available for continued pursuits, scholarship, loans, professional opportunities, and of current labor demands and the trends on the effect of these demands and trends on the labor market.
Kappa League Dallas
Kappa League is the centerpiece of the chapter's Guide Right program. It is a youth group for young men (ages 14-18) from all over the metroplex. The young men are mentored by members of the chapter and receive tutoring to help them with their studies. They also follow a set curriculum of lessons designed to develop leadership and other important life skills. Kappa League-Dallas has a step team and the members also participate in special field trips, college tours and service projects. The program runs throughout the year and normally meets twice a month on Saturdays. Kappa League-Dallas is one of the best youth organizations in the city and currently has over 50 members. For more information on this outstanding program, visit their website at www.natlkappaleague.org.
Dr. Emmett J. Conrad Scholarship
Named for a legendary trailblazer within the city of Dallas, advocate for equal and accessible education for all youth and a past chapter Polemarch, the annual scholarship is awarded to deserving, male high school graduates who are accepted at the 4-year school of their choice.
Click link for : Dr. Emmett J. Conrad Scholarship Application
John W. Roland Scholarship
Named for a pioneering educator within the Dallas Independent School District and a past chapter Polemarch, the annual scholarship is awarded to deserving, male high school graduates who are accepted at the 4-year school of their choice.
Lee Monroe / Michael Sorrell Scholarship
Established in 2009 and named for the 28th and 32nd (current) Presidents of Paul Quinn College, who are also members of the fraternity, this scholarship is awarded to the school to offer financial support to a deserving "Quinnite" (male or female) who is excelling academically.
Kappa League Educational Grant (KLEG)
Established in 2010, this tangible award offers assistance to the college-bound members of Kappa League-Dallas based on their participation in the program and their service to the community.
Kappa Kamp is conceived as a summer enrichment camp providing students, ages 12-16, with the opportunity to acquire productive life-skills through intensive workshops and learning through structured play activities. Students may choose from a number of enrichment camps and classes, as well as attend a variety of cultural and recreational activities, field trips, and educational lectures. Work, fun, and more, all take place within a safe, professionally designed and supervised setting.
The primary objectives of the enrichment camps are to:
Provide enrichment activities for ages 12-16.
Motivate students to seek higher levels of achievement.
Expose students to activities rich in cultural information and experiences.
Develop students' reading, writing, and speaking skills while involved in each camp.
Provide experiences that focus on science technology and survival.
Allow campers to make friends from around the world in a structured, safe environment.
Provide a spiritual faith-based atmosphere for human growth and development.
Provide character education and citizenship in an ethical environment.
Please continue to support one of your National Guide Right initiatives. We will continue to inform you of Kappa Kamp news and developments as soon as they become available. Please revisit this page for periodic updates and announcements.
KAPPA KAMP INITIATIVE CONTACTS
The Dallas [TX] Alumni Chapter
Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc.
2515 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
Dallas, Texas 75215