Guide Right

“Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

Youth Leadership InstituteThe national service program of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. is called Guide Right.  From its inception in 1922, the mission of the Guide Right program is to provide guidance in assisting high school students to choose meaningful careers consistent with the theme of achievement.  The program has evolved to include scholarships to underserved and talented students, and to inform, advise and counsel young people in the professions and career options before their senior year in high school.

Guide Right provides both inspiration and counsel to its participants providing direction and advice in the selections of career path and arousing the interest of the entire community in the problems of youth as they seek to realize productive futures.  The Guide Right program encompasses scholarship opportunities, a tutorial program and the Kappa Leadership Development League.

The goals and objectives of the Guide Right program are summarized as follows:

  1. To help male youth, especially those of high school age, in their selection of courses leading to vocations compatible with their aptitudes, interests, and personalities.
  2. To assist students, while they are training, to get started in employment and to progress successfully in their chosen fields.
  3. To assist parents in the management of their children by giving them opportunities to talk over their problems with those who know and are successful in their chosen vocations.
  4. To provide unique opportunities for less fortunate youths to experience a respite from the drudgery of the streets, through sponsored entertainment and cultural enrichment.
  5. To inform youth of the values of higher education, of assistance available for continued educational pursuits, scholarships, loans, professional counseling, fellowships and to explore various occupational and professional opportunities

The Guide Right Program has a three-stage induction process and high school males between the ages of 14 to 16 are encouraged to join. For more information and an application click here.

Maryland Charity Campaign

We are excited to announce that the Baltimore (MD) Alumni Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. through its philanthropic arm, The Kappa Alpha Psi Foundation of Metropolitan Baltimore (KAPFMB), will be participating in the 2020-21 Maryland Charity Campaign (MCC). The MCC is the State’s charitable giving program used by Maryland State Employees and Retirees. Through the MCC, state employees and retirees have the ability to support nearly 1,000 worthwhile charities that deliver vital services across Maryland and beyond.  The KAPFMB is one organization delivering such vital services.

It is our goal this year to raise $25,000 through the MCC in order to enable the KAPFMB to continue its mission of strengthening Baltimore by mentoring at risk youth and serving in the community. 

We are asking all brothers that are Maryland State employees or retirees to work with us to garner support for donations to the Foundation by designating your donation to the Kappa Alpha Psi Foundation of Metropolitan Baltimore (MCC# 521944540) and sharing with your friends and on social media. 

We are also encouraging Brothers who are not State employees to inform State employees they know about this easy opportunity to contribute to a great cause important to you.

Through the MCC, a pledge of just $1 (the cost of a soda!) per paycheck ($26 total!) will help us support the young men of the Benchmark Kappa League and provide a warm holiday meal for those in need.

If you work for the State or have any questions about the program, please contact Brother Kagame Li-A-Ping at kagame.liaping@gmail.com.