Chapter Programs

My Brother’s Keeper ®

Formally called the A. Charles Haston Brother's Keeper program, this service program developed with the mission of advocating and improving the quality of life for Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. brothers, their spouses, and widows who are retired, are elders, have disabilities and are ailing. READ MORE

A Voteless People is a Hopeless People®

Started in the 1930s, this is the fraternity's national program for voter education/registration. Across the country, chapters set-up registration booths during special events and conduct political educational forums. READ MORE

Go-to-High-School, Go-to-College ®

The "Go-to-High-School, Go-to-College" program, established in 1922, concentrates on the importance of completing secondary and collegiate education as a road to advancement. READ MORE

BGL Young Achievers Program

The Young Achievers program was first implemented in September, 2007. It is modeled after a similar program developed in 1998 by the Metro‐Manhattan Chapter of the Links, Incorporated and the Alpha Gamma Lambda Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Incorporated.


The goal of the program is to address the issues facing young African‐American males in the metropolitan Richmond community by presenting them with effective life skills that will help them make positive transitions from high school to college and beyond.


Reveiw the entire Young Achievers Brochure. Here

Project Alpha ®

A National Program, since 1982, in partnership with March of Dimes dealing with preventing teenage pregnancy, responsible sexual behavior, sexually transmitted diseases, contraceptive issues, the legal and moral issues, and economic impact of a teen pregnancy. This program is design for teen males,12-15 years of age. READ MORE​


Special Initiatives

Big Brothers / Big Sisters of America


The 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. READ MORE

Leadership Development Institute (LDI) ™


Mission is 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. READ MORE

Chapter Founded

7 Leaders 7 Scholars

Created out a need to touch the lives of young boys with limited experience and yet limitless potential came the idea for a BGL/Carver Education Initiative. We have adopted Carver Elementary School as the site to effect change within a community that traditionally has represented broken families, crime, despair and social inequality. We have developed a "Real Men Read" program where Brothers read to 2nd graders bimonthly and donated backpacks with school supplies during Back to School Night. In addition we developed our new project "7 Leaders/7 Scholars" that touches on the ideals of Alpha's "High Chair to Higher Education Initiative". 




We the Brothers of Beta Gamma Lambda Chapter are committed to following the youth in this program over the course of their final 2 years in elementary school as they transition into middle school. One goal of this program is to build relationships and provide resources to 14 select 4th grade males to establish a foundation for academic success and effective leadership skills. This is done in an effort to prepare them to become a part of the Young Achievers and Leadership Development Institute upon entering high school. Another goal is to decrease the dropout rate of male students in high-risk populations. We touch on the subjects monthly ranging from Peer Relations, Cyber Bullying, Family Relations, and Health Awareness, as well as, participating in community outings. These young boys experience a true understanding that you can achieve anything in life if you believe in yourselves and you work hard. They also get the opportunity to see that there are people that care and that will be there for them from the "High Chair to Higher Education”.