Go to High School, Go to College
The "Go-to-High-School, Go-to-College" program, established in 1922, concentrates on the importance of completing secondary and collegiate education as a road to personal advancement. Statistics prove the value of this extra impetus in making the difference in the success of young African American men, given that school completion is the single best predictor of future economic success. Through the "Go-to-High-School, Go-to-College" educational initiative, young men receive the information and learn strategies that facilitate success. Alpha men provide youth participants with excellent role models to emulate.
A Voteless People is a Hopeless People
"A Voteless People Is A Hopeless People" was initiated as a National Program of Alpha during the 1930s when many African Americans had the right to vote but were prevented from voting because of poll taxes, threats of reprisal, and lack of education about the voting process. Voter education and registration has remained a dominant focus of this outreach activity for over 65 years. Throughout the 1990s and into the new century, the focus has shifted to include political awareness and empowerment, delivered most frequently through town meetings and candidate forums.
Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. and the March of Dimes Defects Foundation began collaboratively implementing Project Alpha in 1980. This collaborative project is designed to provide education, motivation, and skill-building on issues of responsibility, relationships, teen pregnancy, and sexually transmitted diseases for young males ages 12-15 years. Designed to provide young men with current and accurate information about teen pregnancy prevention, Project Alpha consists of a series of workshops and informational sessions conducted by Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity brothers.