The Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc., Kappa Epsilon Lambda Chapter #528 (KEL) (www.aphiakel.org) of Prince George’s County, MD has opened early registration for its 2014 Project Alpha Young Men’s Conference.
The empowering initiative, under the Fraternity’s KEL Foundation, is a March of Dimes® collaboration. Project Alpha is designed to provide young men with accurate and current information purposed to educate, motivate, and promote skill-building on issues of responsibility, relationships, teen pregnancy and sexually transmitted diseases. A series of workshops and informal sessions are conducted by the Brothers of Alpha Phi Alpha.
The 2014 Project Alpha conference will be held overnight from Friday, May 2, 2014 at 6:00 P.M. – Saturday, May 3, 2014 at 12 P.M. at the William S. Schmidt Center (Camp Schmidt), located at 18715 Aquasco Road, Brandywine, MD 20613.
Project Alpha is free, however, registration is required, and limited to 85 young men, ages 12 to 19 years of age, as of May 2, 2014. During the conference, young men will actively participate in role play, group discussion and various presentation. Presentations and workshops are focused on Sexual Health Awareness, Domestic Violence, Male Responsibility and Accountability, Gang Prevention and Team Building. Project Alpha is open to young males everywhere and even engages parent participation in a closeout session.
“We are extremely proud of the recognition 2013 Project Alpha received from the Prince George’s County School Board for its impact upon students in the Prince George’s County Public School System. This spring, our program will be even more interactive! In our efforts to teach young men how not to repeat the mistakes of male figures before them, we will empower them to break cycles. For many of these young men, this will be the beginning of a new circle of empowerment.” said Mr. Peterson, 2014 Project Alpha
KEL’s national programs and special projects are community outreach mentoring initiatives, mandated for implementation by all of its chapters. They include the “Go-to-High-School, Go-to-College” educational initiative, whereby young men receive information and learn strategies that facilitate success. “A Voteless People is a Hopeless People”, provides political awareness and empowerment.
The most prominent collaboration, since 1980, is with the March of Dimes Birth Defects Foundation® and Project Alpha. Since 2000, chapters across the country, during Project Alpha Week , annually collaborate to implement Project Alpha programs with their local March of Dimes®.
For additional information, visit http://www.aphiakel.org or view the Project Alpha video at http://bit.ly/1m5oRe3. To interview, please contact Jimmie Peterson at KELPROJECTALPHAChair@gmail.com or (910) 489-1555.