Video from the 2015 Debonair Grand finale

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The Beta Lambda Educational Institute (BLEI)

18th Annual College Tour to Historical Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs)
•FLORIDA A&M UNIVERSITY  Tallahassee, FL
•FLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITY  Tallahassee, FL
•ALBANY STATE UNIVERSITY  Albany, GA
•FORT VALLEY STATE UNIVERSITY  Fort Valley, GA
•SAVANNAH STATE UNIVERSITY  Savannah, GA
•SOUTH CAROLINA STATE UNIVERSITY  Orangeburg, SC
•CLAFLIN UNIVERSITY  Orangeburg, SC
•SHAW UNIVERSITY  Raleigh, NC
•NORTH CAROLINA A&T UNIVERSITY  Greensboro, NC
•WINSTON-SALEM STATE UNIVERSITY  Winston-Salem, NC
•HARRIS-STOWE STATE UNIVERSITY  St. Louis, MO

Over the past 18 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. 


a​lpha phi alpha FRATERNITY INC.

2016 Debonair Affair

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

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

 beta lambda chapter, est. January 19, 1919                   kansas city, missouri

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.

first of all, we vote

Beloved Beta Lambda Brother Edwin R. Byrd, a renowned and deeply respected Kansas City educator, community leader and one of the longest-serving members of Alpha Phi Alpha, has passed away after a brief illness. Brother Byrd had recently turned 96 years old. He was initiated into the fraternity in 1940 through Upsilon Chapter while he was a student at the college now known as Pittsburg (Kan.) State University. Omega Services for Brother Byrd will be 10:30 a.m. on Monday, March 14, at Swope Parkway United Christian Church, 6140 Swope Parkway, Kansas City, Mo., 64130.

MENTORING

Brother edwin r. byrd TRANSITIONS TO OMEGA CHAPTER

February 16, 2017 - jamaica

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Fall & SPRING 2015 INITIATES

"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.

Congratulations to Beta Lambda Chapter's newest Brother Willie Williams - Fall 2015 with Chapter Dean of Membership Herman Davis, with MO District Initiates, MO District Director J. Cook and MO Chief Dean of Membership J. Offord.

 

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..