PROGRAMS: GUIDE RIGHT & SOCIAL ACTION
Kappa Alpha Psi’s Guide Right national service program began under the guidance of Brother Leon W. Steward, a YMCA secretary, of the St. Louis Alumni Chapter. Brothers Steward and J. Jerome Peters studied the problem of continual need of financial assistance and guidance of active undergraduate chapters. Brother Stewards proposed solution was a program, designated Guide Right, of guidance that assisted high school seniors in the choice and pursuit of useful careers consistent with the Fraternity purpose. This program was immediately adopted at the local level to the extent of providing scholarship to needy and talented participants. The 12th Grand Chapter adopted Guide Right as the national service program of the Fraternity.
Since 2009, the Dulles-Leesburg (VA) Alumni Chapter, in collaboration with the Alpha Kappa Alpha Psi Rho Omega chapter of Loudoun County, has served the underprivileged in Loudoun County through our Family Free Shopping Spree. This one-day event provides backpacks with school supplies, clothing, shoes, coats, new hats, scarves and gloves, health and beauty aids, and health screenings free of charge to needy families and individuals.