Guide Right/Kappa League
Guide Right "Training for Leadership since 1911"
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 an Elder Watson Diggs Awardee and Edgar H. Bishop.
Kappa League is a program for the educational, occupational and social guidance of male students in grades 6th-12th. The nucleus and primary focus of the Kappa League revolves around the "Five Phases" which are:
Self-Identity: Discipline, Assurance, Awareness, and Appearance
Training: Academic, Career-Choice, Preparation, and Organization
Competition: Politics, Career Advancement, and Sports
Social: Religion,The Arts, Entertainment, Conversation/Communication, and Etiquette/Manners
Health Education: Physical Fitness, Sex Education, Drug Education, and Health and Safety.
Kappa Kamp/Piney Woods
Guide Right is the fraternity's national social outreach program which began in 1922. Programs provide workshops, role models, mentors, and financial assistance for at risk youth in communities throughout the country. The San Diego Alumni Chapter supports Guide Right in two ways, Kappa League and through our scholarship program.
Kappa League. Kappa League involves African American male youth between the ages of 11-17 in bi-weekly after school workshops. The workshops include from self-esteem, etiquette, college preparation, family and academic success. The workshops are facilitated by members of the chapter and the greater San Diego community. The program occurs from October to April annually and culminates with a banquet.
Our Guide Right program works in conjunction with the San Diego Unified School District. This includes mentoring and role model programs at elementary, middle and high school levels. The San Diego Alumni Chapter proudly supports enhanced instruction with emphasis on the following areas including: career education guidance, social skills, computer technical skills, field trips and mentoring for academic achievement. Our student scholarship applicants go through a rigorous interview process and are the best and brightest African-American young men in San Diego County. The Chapter has awarded young African-American Males Scholarships totaling over $100,000 to date and the Chapter has also made monetary contributions to deserving Undergraduate Brothers at the Delta Epsilon Chapter, San Diego State University. The Undergraduate Collegiate contribution is named in honor of Honorable Napoleon Jones, U.S. Federal Court Judge who was a Delta Epsilon initiate.
"Kappa Kamp," enables inner city boys to attend camp at the Piney Woods Country Life School in Piney Woods, Mississippi. In addition to the above-mentioned national initiatives, chapters within the Fraternity sponsor a wide variety of Guide Right programs in their communities that support their local youth.
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.
Mr. Maurice Turman
GUIDE RIGHT CHAIRMAN