The Cary Kappa Leadership Development League (Cary Kappa League) is a community based organization that provides mentorship to young men in grades 7th through 12th to give them the skills for leadership, achievement and service in every field of human endeavor. The Cary Kappa League performs projects that expose the young men to professional networks and participate in structured lessons to raise their aspirational level and self image. This program is sponsored by the Kappa Foundation of Cary the charitable arm of the Cary (NC) Alumni Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. For more information and an application email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The History of the Kappa League
The history of the Kappa League can be traced back to 1970 first implemented by the Los Angeles, CA Alumni chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi. The goal was to “help the young men to achieve worthy goals for themselves and make constructive contributions to their community when leadership roles become their responsibilities.” With the success of the program it served as the model for programs for other chapters and was instituted into our national service program Guide Right.
The plan is for the members to perform projects that will expose them to planning, execution, reporting ideas, and simulating good leadership characteristics designed to raise their aspirations levels. That is accomplished through five phases:
Phase I – Self Identity
Phase II – Training
Phase III – Competition
Phase IV – Social
Phase V – Health Education
The Basic Concepts of Guide Right
•To help youth, especially those of high school age, in the selection of courses leading to vocations compatible with their aptitudes, interests, and personalities.
•To assist students with their coursework, with initial employment, and mentoring their progress in their chosen field of endeavor.
•To assist parents in advising their children by giving them opportunities to talk over their problems with those who are successful in their chosen vocations.
•To afford youth a respite from the drudgery of the streets through sponsored entertainment and cultural enrichment.
•To inform youth of the values of higher education, of assistance available for continued educational pursuits such as: scholarships, loans, professional counseling, and fellowships; and of various occupational and professional
Kappa Alpha Psi's commitment to young people is well established, and our Guide Right efforts, both individual and collective, continue to serve as a mechanism to "inspire service in the public interest"