Programs

[tours title=”PROGRAMS” tour1=” Annual Scholarships” tour2=”Guide Right/Kappa League” tour3=”Holiday Food Basket Program” tour4=”Kappa Cardinal Athletic Association” tour5=”Hampton-Newport News Achievement Foundation”] [tour]

Annual Scholarships

The Foundation annually awards eight to ten scholarships to deserving High School Seniors who have demonstrated scholastic achievement and plan college attendance. Scholarship Application

2015-2016 Kappa Scholarship Application  – Click for Scholarship information and forms for the 2014-2015 Academic Year[/tour] [tour]

 

Guide Right

The Hampton-Newport News (VA) Alumni Chapter attempts to embody and replicate the purpose and objectives of GUIDE RIGHT, the international service program of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. Through an appointed Commission, the chapter focuses its Guide Right effort on the following objectives:

  • The Encouragement of School and College Attendance
  • Assist Young Men in Selecting Appropriate Careers to Fit Themselves for Life.
  • The Development of Leadership Qualities.
  • The ACHIEVEMENT of Academic Success.
  • The Provision of a Respite from the Drudgery of the Street through Wholesome Recreational Activity.

The Guide Right Commission develops an annual program pursuant to these objectives. The program is geared to insure that leadership, academic, and cultural refinements are bi-products of its implementation. The Commission has adopted a two-pronged approach to meeting its objectives.

Guide Right Activities 2012-2013

 

The Kappa Leadership League

The Chapter has maintained an active chapter of the Kappa Instructional Leadership League since 1974. The Kappa League, as it is more commonly called, is the social implementation of Guide Right. It serves as a vehicle for providing cultural exposures, leadership training and mentoring for young men between the ages of 13 and 18. Through club-oriented activities, the officers and members of the Kappa League perform projects that will expose them to planning, execution, reporting ideas, and simulating good leadership characteristics designed to raise their aspiration levels. Since the fundamental purpose of Kappa Alpha Psi is ACHIEVEMENT, it is the fraternity’s primary purpose to help these young men achieve worthy goals and to make notable contributions to their communities when they mature as adults. Additionally, the Kappa League is a “breeding ground” for chapter scholarship recipients and representatives in the Eastern Province Student of the Year Pageant.  The Chapter’s Guide Right program has enjoyed a collaborative partnership with the Newport News Chapter of Links, Inc. for the last three years. This year’s Pathway to Success initiative has been a tremendously rewarding.[/tour] [tour]

The Holiday Food Basket Program

The Hampton-Newport News Alumni Chapter extends holiday wishes to less fortunate families on the Virginia Peninsula during the Thanksgiving and Christmas Holiday periods by providing twenty food baskets for each holiday period. The Chapter’s Social Actions Committee has responsibility of shopping and preparing these well stocked baskets that are plentiful enough for a family to subsist for several days. Chapter members nominate needy families and the Committee strives to accommodate as many requests as possible.  Baskets are delivered approximately one week prior to the holiday.

2013 Holiday Raffle Winners:

1st Place-Silhouette Shelia Robinson

2nd Place-Brieanna Romney

3rd Place-Melvin Grayson[/tour] [tour]

Kappa Cardinal Athletic Association

The Chapter effectively uses sports as a means to maintain continuous contact with over 300 area youths each year. Through this contact, academic performance is monitored and tutoring is provided as needed. The Chapter, in partnership with the City of Hampton’s Department of Parks and Recreation and the City of Newport News’ Department of Parks and Recreation, aspires to provide wholesome recreational activity and mentoring for young men and young ladies living in and around the Wythe Community in Hampton, and the Southeast Community in Newport News.

The chapter provides administrative support and oversight for four youth football teams, four cheering squads, and eight basketball teams that compete in the city of Hampton.

The Chapter has sponsored a baseball team in the Anderson Park Youth League in Newport News for the last 23 years.[/tour] [tour]

Hampton-Newport News Achievement Foundation

Roland White
President Achievement Foundation

 

Achievement Foundation is the charitable arm of the Chapter, it’s the Hampton-Newport News (VA) Kappa Alpha Psi Achievement Foundation, Inc. The Foundation is a non-profit 501 (c)(3) corporation and is incorporated in the Commonwealth of Virginia. The Foundation, as a nonprofit tax-exempt organization, depends on charitable contributions from the public. The IRS as well as the Commonwealth of Virginia recognizes the Achievement Foundation as a public charity.

  • Engage in and provide charitable and educational, services to the youth of the community so as to help produce a better quality of life for all through education and training.
  • Provide to young persons academically oriented services such as tutoring, leadership training, career exposure and financial assistance.

The goal of the H-NN Alumni Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi Achievement Foundation is to become a first class, goal oriented, self sustaining organization that will support the not-for-profit Chapter Programs. The Chapter’s goal is to provide the necessary support to the Foundation to attain a reserve of $100,000 in gross revenues. [/tour] [/tours]

 

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