Kappa League FAQs
WHAT IS KAPPA LEAGUE?
"Kappa League is a subset of the Guide Right, our National Service Initiative. Under the chairmanship of Mel Davis, the Los Angeles Alumni Chapter’s Social Action Program took the form of training activity for young men of the Alain Leroy Locke High School. Called the Kappa Instructional Leadership League, it was designed to help young men grow, receive, and develop their leadership talents in every phase of human endeavor. It provided both challenging and rewarding experiences, which richly enhanced their lives. Membership was open to male students from the tenth through the twelfth grades. The fraternity sought to help these young men to achieve worthy goals for themselves and make constructive contributions to their community when leadership roles become the responsibility.
Kappa League was founded on Thursday, February 12, 1969, by the Los Angeles Alumni Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc., at Alain LeRoy Locke High School. Kappa League was adopted by the Grand Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. at the 56th Grand Chapter which was held August 12-15, 1970. The founders of the Kappa Instructional Leadership League were Mel L. Davis and Edgar H. Bishop, an Elder Watson Diggs Awardee."
Kappa League is a program for the educational, occupational and social guidance of male students in grades 6th-12th.
IS KAPPA LEAGUE A FRATERNITY?
NO. Kappa League is a youth LEADERSHIP organization that is focused solely on the personal development, academic achievement and college and career preparation of its young members.
HOW DO I JOIN?
The Kappa League year runs from September to May. Our program is at capacity for 2021 -2022 however, there is an option to have your child added to the wait list. Please click on this link to be added to the waitlist. Our goal is to maintain a robust program for engaged young men. There is opportunity to move from the wait list to active membership as we monitor each member's engagement and desire to be part of the program.
Age and admissions requirement vary by chapter.
WHAT ARE THE ACTIVITIES OF KAPPA LEAGUE?
While activities will vary from chapter to chapter, almost all Kappa League chapters focus on: personal development, college preparation, community service, college field trips, career based field trips, youth leadership activities and mentoring.
IS KAPPA LEAGUE JUST FOR AFRICAN AMERICAN MALES?
Not at all. While there is a strong focus upon African American young men, Kappa Leagues throughout the country have members that reflect the global community of young men.
IS THE GOAL OF KAPPA LEAGUE TO HAVE ITS MEMBERS BECOME KAPPA’S?
Kappa League and Kappa Alpha Psi are two distinctly separate programs. The goal of Kappa League is to train and produce more achieving young men of color that will become leaders of impact and influence in today’s society.