Guide Right is a program for the educational and occupational guidance of youth, primarily inspirational and informational in character. Its reach extends to high schools and colleges alike.
The purposes of the Guide Right Service Program are to place the training, experience, and friendly interest of successful men, at the disposal of youth needing inspiration and counsel regarding their choice of a life’s career, while the community is made aware of the problems that may be encountered as these youths seek to realize lives of usefulness. Guide Right encompasses many of our youth oriented programs such as mentoring, college preparatory programs, and tutoring.
The Kappa Leadership & Development League is a program designed to aid young men of high school age to grow and develop their leadership talents in every phase of human endeavor. Kappa League provides both challenging and rewarding experiences to enhance their lives. The MPBF is the philanthropic arm of the East Central Province of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. The fundamental purpose of Kappa Alpha Psi is ACHIEVEMENT, it is therefore one of the MPBF’s primary purposes to help these young men achieve worthy goals for themselves, and make constructive contributions to their community when they assume leadership roles.
The basic objectives of the Kappa Leadership Development League may be summarized as follows:
To help youth, especially those of high school graduating classes, in their selection of courses leading to vocations compatible with their aptitudes and personalities.
To assist students, while they are training, to get started in the employment, and to progress successfully in their chosen fields.
To assist parents in the handling of their children by given them the opportunities to talk over their problems with those who know and are successful in their chosen vocations.
To afford the less fortunate youths a respite from the drudgery of the streets, through sponsored trips to ball games, zoological garden, museums, theater, and other activities.
To inform youth of the values of higher education, assistance available for continued pursuits, scholarship, loans, professional opportunities, and of current labor demands and the trends on the effect of these demands and trends on the labor market.
Healthy Kappas/Healthy Communities
The Healthy Kappa’s/ Healthy Communities’ initiative is spearheaded by the fraternity’s National Health and Wellness Committee, led by Dr. Edward R. Scott, II, D.M.D. The initiative’s purpose is
to provide health and wellness information with measurement tools and metrics for our membership, their families and their surrounding communities; to educate them on ways to monitor their personal health status as well as to keep personal health as a priority.
Kappa Safe Sleep Initiative
The Safe Sleep Fatherhood Initiative strives to collaborate on efforts to educate East Central Province Kappa membership and their communities in an effort to build alliances within communities to assist in the education and awareness activities around SIDS and other infant related causes of death. Also, to communicate the important role men have in being able to teach each other; fathers, grandfathers, uncles brothers, and other community stakeholders about the ways to reduce SIDS and other Sleep-related causes of infant death.
The MPBF will award grants-in-aid and scholarships to high school & college students for post high school education. The purpose of the MPBF Grant is to provide financial assistance to deserving males enrolled in institutions of higher learning. Unlike other financial aid programs, the MPBF Grant is an award to help defray the cost of achieving a secondary education or vocation.