Kappa League

Kappa League Fund Drive

Kappa League is the signature youth development initiative of the Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. Guide Right program.  Kappa League targets African American high school males and is designed to help the young men grow and develop their leadership talents and aspiration levels. It provides both challenging and rewarding experiences to enhance and enrich their lives.  Program activities include: leadership and personal development workshops; community service; career planning and college visits, social/cultural events; and sports competitions that are all planned and implemented by Kappa League members themselves.

The AAYI Kappa League has become a highly respected program as it contributed to the AAYI Alumni Chapter being judged the best Guide Right Program in the U.S. at the National Kappa Convention.  We were also recently recognized by the Detroit Chapter of the Association for Fundraising Professionals with the Sparky Anderson Award for Youth in Philanthropy for fundraisers the young men did for local youth oriented non-profits during 2018 and 2019.  Individual members have been recognized with national and local Kappa League scholarships, invitations to join non-profit boards and selection as a finalist for the Ann Arbor Area Young Citizen of the Year.

While the AAYI Kappa League is sponsored by the Alumni Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi, needed funding comes from contributions by community members that want to support the goals of the program.  This helps us keep registration costs accessible to all interested young men regardless of income.  Our goal is to raise $4,000 during this fund drive. 

Here’s How to Give
We would appreciate your support -- large or small.  Donations may be made online or by mail.  

Online: 
Donations and additional information can be found at:
www.crowdrise.com/aayikappaleague2019

By Mail: 
Kappa Foundation
23800 W. Ten Mile Road Ste 210
Southfield, MI 48033

 The current fund drive will continue until Monday, September 9, 2019. All donations are tax deductible.

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2017 Kappa League Northern Province Student of Year Austin Copeland

Objectives

The objective of the Ann Arbor-Ypsilanti-Inkster Kappa Leadership Development League (AAYI Kappa League) is to promote and develop the leadership potential of its members through participation in club oriented activities and motivation to raise their aspiration level.

Kappa League members participate in activities and develop projects that will expose them to planning, implementing and discussing ideas that stimulate good leadership characteristics. All activities and programs are drawn from one or more of the Kappa League’s Five Phases that include:

  1. Self-Identity - Discipline, Assurance, Awareness, and Appearance
  2. Training - Academic, Career-Choice, Preparation, and Organization
  3. Competition - Politics, Career Advancement, and Sports
  4. Social - Religion, The Arts, Entertainment, Conversation/Communication, and Etiquette/Manners
  5. Health Education - Physical Fitness, Sex Education, Drug Education, and Health and Safety.

Who Can Join

We invite young men entering high school grades 9-11 who seek to increase their leadership skills and are interested in the issues and topics we focus our efforts on. Members will be asked to:

  • dedicate enough time to participate and grow in the organization;
  • maintain at least a 2.5 GPA in each semester they participate; and
  • commit to following Kappa League guidelines for behavior and conduct

Cost of Membership

Most of the costs of Kappa League are covered through fundraisers conducted by the club and a budget that is allocated by the Ann Arbor-Ypsilanti-Inkster Alumni Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi, Inc. There is an annual membership fee of $75 per student, as well. Scholarships are available, if needed.

How to Join

The application period for the Ann Arbor-Ypsilanti-Inkster Kappa League runs during the Spring until June 1. This year's recruitment kicked off with an Information Session in early May at the Crane Liberal Arts and Sciences Bldg at Washtenaw Community College.

If you would like and invitation and more information about the Information session, please fill out the following registration:

Click here for Information Session Registration

For More Information

Contact us at:
Richard King, Kappa League Committee Chair
Email:  AAYI.KappaLeague@gmail.com
Phone: 734.221.0975

Kappa League Photo Gallery

Check out pictures from past Kappa League events by visiting our Kappa League Photo Gallery
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