Kappa Youth Leadership & Development League
The Kappa Youth Leadership & Development League is a program designed to aid young men grow and develop their leadership talents in every phase of human endeavor. Kappa League is a program for the educational, occupational and social guidance of male students.
Kappa League provides both challenging and rewarding experiences to enhance the lives of the participants. 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 purpose of Kappa League is to be a national youth leadership program dedicated to “Training Young Men of Color for Leadership, Achievement and Service” by providing exposure to tangible examples of achievement, while cultivating the potential of each of its members in a powerful, personal and intentional way.
Goals of Kappa League
For each young man to discover his unique skills and abilities in order to find and fulfill his purpose in life
Promote academic achievement by encouraging enrollment in advanced placement (AP) courses and obtaining 100% high school graduation and collegiate/trade school acceptance rates
Prepare young men (particularly those of color) to become leaders of impact and influence and become role models of positive change for other youth within their school and community
7 Phases of Kappa League
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. All activities and programs are taken from one or more of the following phases:
I: Self Identity &Purpose
V: Health Education
VI: Economic Empowerment
VII: College & Career
Kappa League Focal Points
Some of the key areas of focus of the Kappa League program are community involvement, college exposure and access, and personal accountability. Examples of topics addressed in the Kappa League curriculum include:
Understanding the importance of civic responsibility and politics
Transitioning to college
Importance of involvement in high school clubs, sports etc.
Dressing for success
Kappa League members have participated in community events like the following: