"If you want a boy to someday BE a man, he needs to SEE a man." That old saying delivers a powerful message that rings true today. Alpha Phi Alpha's participation in mentoring programs -- including Scouting and Big Brothers, Big Sisters -- delivers much-needed guidance and inspiration to our youth. Learn more about Alpha Phi Alpha's initiatives in the area of mentoring.

The Beta Lambda Educational Institute (BLEI) announces the 18th Annual College Tour to Historical Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs)

Over the past 17 years we have exposed more than 1000 Kansas City area high school students to HBCU's across the country. Tours the past two years have resulted in more than $300,000 in scholarships for seniors, including full academic scholarships to schools like Fisk University, Philander Smith College, Alcorn State University, Grambling State University, Xavier University, Jackson State University, and Tuskegee University. 

To get information about the 2016 College Tour, send a message to blei.collegetour@gmail.com; include your contact information and the ages and grade classification of your student(s).

OUR MISSION STATEMENT: “ALPHA PHI ALPHA FRATERNITY INC. DEVELOPS LEADERS AND PROMOTES BROTHERHOOD AND ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE,
WHILE PROVIDING SERVICE AND ADVOCACY FOR OUR COMMUNITIES.”

a​lpha phi alpha FRATERNITY INC.

2016 Debonair Affair

 beta lambda chapter, est. 1919                                  kansas city, missouri

Greetings, from the men of historic Beta Lambda Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc. Our chapter, chartered in Kansas City in January 1919, was the second Alumni Chapter established by Alpha Phi Alpha and is the Fraternity's oldest Alumni Chapter west  of the Mississippi River. Welcome to Kansas City, and we invite you to join us for our Centennial Celebration in 1919!

2016 B.L.E.I. college tour

MENTORING

Congratulations to Beta Lambda Chapter's newest Brothers, the Men of "Trinity - Spring 2015." No. 1 - Kadeem Hobson. No. 2 Kevin Nelson. No. 3 James Halliburton. They greeted Alpha Phi Alpha's General President Mark Tillman at the 2015 Midwestern Regional Convention in Springfield, Ill..

Video from the 2015 Debonair Grand finale

first of all, we vote

Applications are now being accepted for the 2016 Debonair Affair, a youth development program for young men of distinction that are 7 to 12 years of age.

Mark your calendars! On Saturday, February 27th we will have an informational meeting regarding this years program.  

For more information email us at: debonairball@gmail.com or call 816-536-6665

SPRING 2015 INITIATES

Alpha Phi Alpha's "A Voteless People is a Hopeless People" national program was initiated during the 1930s, when many African-Americans were prevented from voting because of poll taxes, threats of reprisal, and lack of education about the voting process. Even now, in the 21st Century, voter education and registration remain a dominant focus of this vital activity. Learn more about the fraternity's efforts to protect and promote voting rights.