TAMPA – Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. has always strived to bring unity to their area communities. One way to do that was to be a positive influence to the youth of tomorrow, especially youth of color.
This is the reason members of the Tampa Bay area of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity came together with their Kappa League students to attend the football game between the South Florida Bulls and the Florida A&M Rattlers.
Kappas from Tampa Alumni, South Florida, Saint Leo, St. Petersburg Alumni and Sarasota Alumni and their Kappa League enjoyed a day of fun, food and football when the Rattlers and Bulls recently squared off at Tampa’s Raymond James Stadium.
“This was an opportunity for the Kappa Leaguers to meet for the first time outside of the class setting,” noted Tampa Alumni member and Kappa League Director Andre Saunders. “The importance of this event was for the young men to get a glimpse of what college experience is like.”
Kappa League is a subset of the Guide Right Foundation and is the fraternity’s national service initiative. Started in 1969, Kappa League is designed to help young men grow, receive and develop leadership in every phase of human endeavor. It began as just an avenue for male students from grades 10-12. Now, it has opened to males from the sixth grade to 12th.
“I believe it is important for the Tampa Guide Right Foundation and the Tampa Alumni Chapter to have a Kappa League because there will always be young boys that will need mentoring within the city of Tampa and in the Black community, especially. There are opportunities for our young men to go down the wrong path but this can be alleviated with mentorship programs such as Guide Right and Kappa League.”
The Tampa Kappa League meets twice a month. During a meeting could be tutoring lessons or speakers from the community speaking on subjects ranging from financial literacy, life lessons such as proper etiquette or how to tie a tie. It is not too late for those interested to join the Tampa Kappa League.
For more information, parents of boys’ from the sixth to the 12th grade should contact
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Caption: Members of Kappa Alpha Psi and Kappa Leaguers enjoy the festivities during the Florida A&M and South Florida football game.