National Programs

Programs & Partnerships

National Programs
The Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. has National Programs that promote areas of Academic Leadership, Personal and Social Development.   These National Programs and special projects are community outreach mentoring initiatives include:

  1. Go–To–High School, Go–To–College

The “Go-to-High-School, Go-to-College” program, established in 1922, concentrates on the importance of completing secondary and collegiate education as a road to advancement. This program stress the importance of high education through seminars, participation in High School recruitment activities, and providing scholarships for higher education.

For more information download Curriculum Guide and Additional Information  (click here)


  1. Project Alpha

The Project Alpha program is designed to develop our youth in becoming more responsible in issues such as relationship, teen pregnancy and sexually transmitted diseases for young males ages 12 – 15 years.  Project Alpha consists of a series of workshop and informational sessions conducted by Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity brothers.   The mains Project Alpha program goals are:

  • Sharing Knowledge by combating ignorance and fear with factual information.
  • Changing Attitudes by providing motivation toward positive changes in sexual behavior.
  • Providing Skills by creating a sense of empowerment and self-esteem.

For more information on Project Alpha Materials (Click Here)


  1. A Voteless People Is A Hopeless People

“A Voteless People is a Hopeless People”  is a program that emphasizes the importance of voting and the objectives to assure all qualified voters register and vote.   Voters education and registration is instrumental to community involvement of all people.

For more information on “A Voteless People is a Hopeless People” (Click Here)


  1. Brother’s Keeper

Goodwill is the monarch of this house, men
Unacquainted, enter, shake hands, exchange
Greetings and depart friends.
                                                 -The House of Alpha

Brother’s Keeper is a service program developed with the mission of advocating for and improving the quality of life for Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. brothers, their spouses, and widows who are retired, are elders, have disabilities and are ailing. Upon identification of need, the Brother’s Keeper Program also provides assistance to mature and ailing members of its communities.


There are seven objectives to the program:

  • Objective 1: Assist in maintaining living environments that are compatible with participants’ levels of functioning;
  • Objective 2: Assist in maintaining the upkeep of participants’ properties;
  • Objective 3: Assist with health care decision making;
  • Objective 4: Provide companionship;
  • Objective 5: Provide legal services;
  • Objective 6: Provide transportation; and
  • Objective 7: Ensure adequate supplies of food, water, and clothing, with special emphasis on disaster management and recovery.

For additional information on Brother Keepers Program (Click here)

Special Projects

Alpha Phi Alpha’s Special Projects are programs and activities that are    sustained through collaborative efforts, memoranda of understanding, and/or outside financial assistance, which Chapters are encouraged to implement. Current Special Projects include:

  1. Big Brothers / Big Sisters mentoring partnership

The Big Brothers/Big Sisters of America program was implemented during the fraternity’s 1990 General Convention.  The two organizations signed an agreement to assist each other in reaching their goals of working toward the positive development of African-American youth and empowering their families and communities. The focus of this partnership is to:

  • Increase the number of African-American children exposed to positive African-American adult role models;
  • Increase minority representation on local Big Brothers/Big Sisters’ Board of Directors;
  • Increase positive perceptions of both organizations in the African-American community;
  • Expose African-American boys of Big Brothers/Big Sisters programs to positive Alpha role models and the programs of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.


  1. Boy Scouts of America

The Boy Scouts of America and Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity have goals and objectives which make for a “natural alliance” between the two organizations. This alliance achieves our goals by utilizing the Scouting program to positively impact young men’s character and leadership qualities.

For additional information on Boy Scouts of America  (click here).

  1. Leadership Development Institutes

The National Leadership Development Institute (LDI) theme for 2010 is “Preparing Today to LEAD Tomorrow”The Leadership Development Institute (LDI) aims to develop a 21st century generation of leaders. This mission starts with young people, particularly those who demonstrate the potential to comprehend and apply the fundamental principles needed by leaders as well as whom, by virtue of their age and education, are often looked upon as role models.  

For additional information on Ledership Development Institutes (click here).