The Pasadena Alumni Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi has launched a college prep and mentoring program to prepare young men with the necessary fundamentals needed for college, and help them deal with the every issue that teenagers and young men of color are faced with every day.
In partnership with John Marshall Fundamental High School, the program meets a minimum of one Saturday every month.
“We are trying to create an all-encompassing program with the goal of building stronger young men and thus building a stronger community,” Pasadena Alumni Polemarch Leonardo Cablayan tells the Los Angeles Sentinel.
The program is an off shoot of the Kappa National Program known as Kappa League. Program leader Edward Gorton tells the LA Sentinel that they are currently working with freshman students from Marshall but the program is open to freshmen from all over Pasadena and the surrounding communities.
“We are excited about this opportunity and we feel that by beginning this program with freshman they will have the benefit and we will have the benefit of being a part of their lives for the next 4 years and onward as they seek to achieve in higher education,” Gorton said.
Kappa Alpha Psi recently celebrated its 106th anniversary. Since its founding on the campus of Indiana University in 1911, it has been the leading African American fraternity in the United States and has alumni and undergraduate chapters throughout across the world.