Our Programs

Leadership Institute

The AAYLC Leadership Institute is an intensive all-day program, established in 2000, designed to build and enhance young adult leadership skills and motivate 11th and 12th grade students to contribute to and become leaders in their community.

The components of the Leadership Institute are:

  • Civic Responsibility: Cultivating and Inspiring Young Adults to Become Civic Leaders

  • Community Engagement: What It Takes to Be a Leader from Where You Stand

  • Education Readiness: Academic and Analytical Skills for Service Leadership

  • Leadership in a Globally Changing Market: Leadership, Management and Diversity Issues When Dealing with Global Markets

  • Leadership Intensive: What Skills Are Necessary to Be an Effective Leader? What Leadership Traits Work and Which Don’t in Today’s Work Environment

Parent Workshop

The Parent Workshop is attended by parents, teachers and youth advocates.  Our goal is to empower, strengthen, and actively build our local community for youth.  This program is designed to educate and inform on:
 

  • Social issues facing today’s youth and how to recognize warning signs of negative behavior

  • Current Education Issues

    • How to advocate for your child in a school environment

    • Communication between schools and parents

    • Understanding special education and gifted and talented programs

    • Academic achievement gap

    • Researching scholarships and grants

    • College financial aid

  • Civic Engagement

Project Alpha

Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., and the March of Dimes Birth Defects Foundation began collaboratively implementing Project Alpha in 1980. The collaborative project is designed to provide education, motivation and skill-building on issues of responsibility, respect and violence in relationships, teen pregnancy and sexually transmitted diseases for young males ages 12-18 years. Designed to provide young men with current and accurate information about teen pregnancy prevention, Project Alpha consists of a series of workshops and informational sessions conducted by Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity brothers.

The three goals of Project Alpha programs are:
 

  • Sharing Knowledge by combating ignorance and fear with factual information.

  • Changing Attitudes by providing motivation toward positive changes in sexual behavior.

  • Providing Skills by creating a sense of empowerment and self-esteem.
     

Program Highlights:
 

  • Provides education for young males 12-15 years old on sexuality, fatherhood and the role of males in relationships.

  • Motivates young men to make decisions about their goals and values, and act in ways that support their decisions.

  • Builds young men's skills through role-playing. Utilizes appropriate male role models and mentors.

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