The Objectives of Guide Right
The basic objectives of Guide Right may be summarized as follows:
To inspire service in the public interest through the cultural enrichment and character development of young men between the ages of 5 and 25.
To develop leadership skills while monitoring, encouraging and rewarding outstanding academic performance.
To refine self-image, self-esteem, social skills and environmental awareness.
To assist parents in the handling of their children by giving them opportunities to talk over problems with those who know and are successful in their chosen vocations.
To afford the less fortunate youths a respite from the drudgery of the streets, through sponsored entertainment and cultural enrichment.
To inform youth of the value of higher education, assistance available for continued educational pursuits, scholarships, loans, professional counseling and fellowships.
Kappa Instructional Leadership League (Kappa League )
This program is centered on providing mentoring, tutoring and direction to young men between the ages of 11 to 18. Young men are inducted into this organization and provided the skills necessary to help them grow and develop their leadership talents in every phase of human endeavor. There are multiple short term Kappa League Programs that are implemented throughout the year such as Educational Support / College Prep, Financial Education, and Career Prep programs.
Kappa League History
Guide Right is a program for the educational and occupational guidance of youth, primarily inspirational and informational in character. Its reach extends to high schools and colleges alike. In the latter, giving due attention to the needs of undergraduate Brothers. Conceived in 1922 by Leon W. Stewart, and suggested at the twelfth Grand Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi, Guide Right became the fraternity's national service program.
Guide Right encompasses many of our youth oriented programs such as mentoring, college preparatory programs, and tutoring. However, the Flagship Initiative of the Guide Right Service Program is the Kappa Leadership Development League (Kappa League).
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 endeavour. 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 an Elder Watson Diggs Awardee and Edgar H. Bishop.
Kappa League is a program for the educational, occupational and social guidance of male students in grades 6th-12th. The nucleus and primary focus of the Kappa League revolves around the "Five Phases" which are:
Self-IdentityDiscipline, Assurance, Awareness, and Appearance
TrainingAcademic, Career-Choice, Preparation, and Organization
CompetitionPolitics, Career Advancement, and Sports
SocialReligion, The Arts, Entertainment, Conversation/Communication, and Etiquette/Manner
Physical Fitness, Sex Education, Drug Education, and Health and Safety.