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Kappa League

The Austin Kappa League is an organization oriented toward helping students in grades 10th-12th; develop their talents and potential in every field of human endeavor. It provides both challenging and rewarding experiences though oriented activities. The members are exposed to planning, executing and reporting ideas, simulating good leadership characteristics, designed to raise their aspiration level.

Kappa League History 

In the infancy of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity when chapters were blossoming and flourishing throughout the length and breadth of the United States, both individual and collective efforts were being made to incorporate meaningful programs into the various social chapter activities. According to The Story of Kappa Alpha Psi, soon after the St. Louis Alumni Chapter’s beginning in 1921, Brothers Leon W. Steward and J. Jerome Peters were assigned to study the needs of active chapters for guidance and funds and to devise a meaningful and practical approach” to the problem. By 1922 the program was adopted by other chapters. Ultimately, Brother Steward, a Y.M.C.A. secretary, proposed a program of guidance to be designated as Guide Right, with the purpose of assisting high school seniors to choose and pursue useful careers, consistent with fraternity purpose. This program was immediately adopted at the local level and the 12th Grand Chapter adopted Guide Right as the national service program.

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The focus of Guide Right, from its inception, was to provide scholarships to needy and talented students, and to inform young people in the professions and career options. Kappa Alpha Psi’s commitment to young people is well established, and our Guide Right efforts, both individual and collective, can continue to serve as a mechanism to “inspire service in the public interest”. Mr. Mel Davis founded the Kappa Leadership League, under the guidance of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc., in the early 1960’s. Mr. Leon Steward was also instrumental in the formation of the Kappa Leadership League. The Kappa League stresses academic achievement, community service, college & career preparation, the enlistment of young men and the total respect for young women. 

Currently, the Austin Alumni Chapter has an active Guide Right Program. (Kappa League is under Guide Right)

Guide Right is a year-round program. The Austin Alumni Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity has implemented its Kappa League which embodies all aspects of the National Program with specific emphasis on leadership development and self-motivation for career achievement.

The Kappa League is an organization oriented toward helping students in grades 10th-12th; develop their talents and potential in every field of human endeavor. It provides both challenging and rewarding experiences though oriented activities. The members are exposed to planning, executing and reporting ideas, simulating good leadership characteristics, designed to raise their aspiration level.

For more information email guideright@austinalumninupes.com