d

d
d
d
d
d
d
f f

NATIONAL PROGRAMS

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. Statistics prove the value of this extra impetus in making the difference in the success of young African-American men, given that school completion is the single best predictor of future economic success. Through the Go-to-High-School, Go-to-College educational initiative, young men receive information and learn strategies that facilitate success. Alpha men provide youth participants with excellent role models to emulate.

Project Alpha

Project Alpha is a collaborative effort between the March of Dimes Foundation and Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. The prgram was designed to increase male awareness of teenage pregnancy. It provides education for young males 12-15 years old on sexuality, fatherhood, and the rold of males in relationships. Through this effort, young men are motivated to make decisions about their goals and values, and act in ways that support their decisions. Project Alpha also serves to build young men's skills through role-playing, while utilizing appropriate male role models and mentors. The main achievement of this intiative is that it assists young men in developing and understanding their role in preventing untimely pregnancies.

A Voteless People is A Hopeless People

This national program was established in the 1930's. "A Voteless People is a Hopeless People" was initiated as a National Program of Alpha when many African Americans had the right to vote, but were prevented from voting because of poll taxes, threats of reprisal, and lack of education about the voting process. Voter education and registration has remained a dominant focus of this outreach activity for over 65 years. In the 1990's, the focus shifted to include political awareness and empowerment, delivered most frequently through town meetings and candidate forums. Its major purpose is voter registration.