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Our Programs

Leadership Institute

The AAYLC Leadership Institute is a week-long intensive program designed to develop and improve young adult leadership skills and to inspire high school students to contribute to and become leaders in their community and beyond.


The Leadership Institute consists of the following components:

  • Civic Responsibility: Developing and Motivating Young Adults to Serve as Civic Leaders

  • Community Engagement: What It Takes to Be a Leader from Your Position

  • Education Readiness: Academic and Analytical Skills for Service Leadership

  • Leadership in a Globally Changing Market: Issues of Leadership, Management, and Diversity in Global Markets

  • Leadership Intensive: What Qualities Do You Need to Be an Effective Leader? Which leadership traits work and which do not in today's workplace?

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Parent Workshop

Parents, teachers, and youth advocates attend the Parent Workshop. Our goal is to empower, strengthen, and actively build our local youth community. This program is intended to educate and inform participants about social issues, educational issues, and civic engagement.

  • Social issues 

  • 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

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Project Alpha
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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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