Special Projects


Big Brothers/Big Sisters of America

Big Brothers/Big Sisters of America program was implemented during the fraternity’s 1990 General Convention.The two organizations signed an agreement to assist each other in reaching their goals of working toward the positive development of African-American youth and empowering their families and communities. The focus of this partnership is to:

  • Increase the number of African-American children exposed to positive African-American adult role models;
  • Increase minority representation on local Big Brothers/Big Sisters’ Board of Directors;
  • Increase positive perceptions of both organizations in the African-American community;
  • Expose African-American boys of Big Brothers/Big Sisters programs to positive Alpha role models and the programs of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.


Boy Scouts of America

The Boy Scouts of America and Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity have goals and objectives which make for a “natural alliance” between the two organizations. Through this alliance, the two organizations are achieving their goals by utilizing the Scouting program to its greatest potential as a programming resource.

Alpha Chapters/Brothers have and continue to:

  • Charter Scout units;
  • Serve as district, council, regional, and national leaders;
  • Refer promising and credible individuals for careers as volunteer and professional leaders in the Scouting program;
  • Develop special relationships and programs in conjunction with established units and levels of leadership.
  • Through the Scouts, Alpha men get involved in their neighborhoods with young men and help form positive character and leadership qualities in and for future generations.


College Life to Corporate Life Initiative (C2C)

The College Life to Corporate Life Initiative (C2C) was created to develop the human resources of Alpha Phi Alpha and cultivate mutually beneficial relationships with corporate partners resulting in rewarding career opportunities for the members of Alpha Phi Alpha and increased critical mass of diverse talent for its corporate partners.


The College Life to Corporate Life (C2C) Initiative’s objective is to increase the number of formal partners, establish training modules and activities, and complete job readiness preparation for college and alumni brothers to enter or grow into the corporate arena.


All brothers of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. with a keen emphasis of our collegiate membership.


Youth Development Leadership Institute (YLDI)

The Leadership Development Institute (LDI) aims to develop a 21st century generation of leaders. This mission starts with young people, particularly those who demonstrate the potential to comprehend and apply the fundamental principles needed by leaders as well as whom, by virtue of their age and education, are often looked upon as role models. Thus, the Institute, which is implemented in five regions, seeks to equip high school students, primarily sophomores to seniors, with vital leadership skills. To this end, the members of the Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., who organize and facilitate the regional LDIs, working along with other professionals/experts, instruct the participants in parliamentary procedures, conflict resolution, models of leadership, public speaking, community and civic engagement, and educational enhancement skills.

The Objectives of all LDIs are:

  • To develop a cadre of positive youth leadership throughout the nation.
  • To stimulate an appreciation for African American leadership in the United States and the world.
  • To expose students to various leadership skills, opportunities, and challenges.
  • To inform students of the current and emerging economic, social, political, communal, and cultural issues affecting African Americans and people of color in America and the world.
  • To nurture a network of positive youth by providing fertile opportunities for them to interact on various social and cultural settings.
  • To promote and stimulate an appreciation for Historically Black Colleges and Universities.
  • To encourage civic involvement, such as voting.
  • To link the LDI with the fraternity’s programs and special projects, such as Project Alpha, A Voteless People is a Hopeless People, and Go to High School Go to College.
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