Alpha Academy Mentoring Program

Alpha Academy Mentoring Program

“Building Men For a Better Tomorrow”

Sponsored By : Eta Omicron Lambda Chapter
Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc

Purpose

In supporting the fraternity’s national program “Go to High School—Go to College and Project Alpha the Alpha Academy  Mentoring Program aims to inspire, develop and assist young males in becoming men of integrity. This is done through interactive, engaging, motivational, and life applicable workshops and presentations. The Alpha Academy Program seeks to equip young high school males in grade 9-12. with the tools needed to evolve into positive leaders that will actively contribute to their communities.

In keeping with the national programs and objectives of the fraternity, participants will take part in workshops and presentations on:

  • Goal Setting
  • Financial Responsibility
  • Career Planning
  • Leadership Techniques
  • Personal Finance
  • Self Image & Respect
  • Manly Duties
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Teen Pregnancy Prevention
  • STD Awareness
  • Voting & Volunteerism

Outings and other social  and cultural events will be scheduled throughout the program and may not  fall on the designated Saturdays

Program Logistics

Enrollment

Space is limited so there is a selection process for the program. Males in grades 9th– 12th in any of the local high schools may apply to the program.  Once selected, applicants will be notified and invited with their Parent/Guardian to the Programs Orientation.

Schedule

Regular sessions are scheduled for the third Saturday of each month from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. The program kicks off at our orientation session in January and culminates in June. Field trips may be planned throughout the year that do not fall on a scheduled session day. Details on these activities will be communicated to participants and parents well in advance.

Food and Beverages

Lunch and snacks are provided during each session. We will also cover regularly scheduled meals (breakfast, lunch, and/or dinner) during field trips as applicable. Water is always provided at all activities and events. Applicants are asked to provide information on any special dietary needs they may have.

Attendance

Participants are expected to attend all of the scheduled sessions and field trips so that they may get the complete experience from the program. We do understand that conflicts arise so we ask that participants contact a mentor in advance if they are going to be absent. Parents are also required to attend the Alpha Academy Orientation in January.

Transportation

Parents and participants are responsible for getting participants to and from all activities unless otherwise noted.

Cost

There is no cost to participate in this program. However, participants are required to participate in fundraisers to help offset some of the cost of the program.

Eta Omicron Lambda Chapter

“Rock Hill Alphas”

The Eta Omicron Lambda Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha, Fraternity Inc. seated in Rock Hill, South Carolina was charted on August 26, 1960 by nine distinguished men of character, community, awareness and leadership. Those men are the Brothers James W. Martin, George Land, Prentiss Hough, Jean Goggins, Peter Felder, Tallie Mozee, W.T. Brown, Lafayette Belk, and Horace Goggins, Sr.

The Alphas of Rock Hill continue to be mission focused, lighting the way in our Rock Hill, Chester, and Lancaster communities, providing service and advocacy. We engage citizens by the signature programs of our Fraternity. Project Alpha and Alpha Academy are geared towards our middle school and high school students. A Voteless People is a Hopeless People provides access to candidates by political forums and to register voters. We also partner with March of Dimes, volunteer at Mount Prospect Baptist Church’s food pantry, and hold blood drives, among other activities.

We do work hard, but we also believe in getting together with the people of our community through social engagements.

Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.

Since its founding on December 4, 1906, Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. has supplied voice and vision to the struggle of African-Americans and people of color around the world.

Alpha Phi Alpha, the first intercollegiate Greek-letter fraternity established for African-Americans, was founded at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York by seven college men who recognized the need for a strong bond of Brotherhood among African descendants in this country. The visionary founders, known as the “Jewels” of the Fraternity, are Henry Arthur Callis, Charles Henry Chapman, Eugene Kinckle Jones, George Biddle Kelley, Nathaniel Allison Murray, Robert Harold Ogle, and Vertner Woodson Tandy.

The Fraternity initially served as a study and support group for minority students who faced racial prejudice, both educationally and socially, at Cornell. The Jewel founders and early leaders of the Fraternity succeeded in laying a firm foundation for Alpha Phi Alpha’s principles of scholarship, fellowship, good character, and the uplifting of humanity.

Alpha Phi Alpha chapters were established at other colleges and universities, many of them historically black institutions, soon after the founding at Cornell. The first Alumni Chapter was established in 1911. While continuing to stress academic excellence among its members, Alpha also recognized the need to help correct the educational, economic, political, and social injustices faced by African-Americans. Alpha Phi Alpha has long stood at the forefront of the African-American community’s fight for civil rights through leaders such as: W.E.B. DuBois, Adam Clayton Powell, Jr., Edward Brooke, Martin Luther King, Jr., Thurgood Marshall, Andrew Young, William Gray, Paul Robeson, and many others. True to its form as the “first of firsts,” Alpha Phi Alpha has been interracial since 1945.

How to Apply

Young men interested in participating in the Alpha Academy Mentorship Program should submit a Completed application by December 31, 2017

Applications may also be mailed to the chapter at:

Alpha Academy Program
c/o Justin Mood
P.O. Box 3106
Rock Hill, SC 29730

Applications can be downloaded – Click Here

or email RockHillAlphaAcademy@gmail.com

Contact Information

Justin Mood
Program Chair
Phone: (803) 308-7738

Terrance Wilson
Director of Educational Activities
Phone: (803) 856 –9878