BL100 Centennial Campaign


In the spirit of continued support of the educational needs of the Greater Kansas City community, The Beta Lambda Educational Institute (BLEI) an affiliate of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. hosted the 3rd Annual A Debonair Affair program.

The purpose of the program was to provide a forum for young men ages 7 to 12 to develop foundational skills and talents needed to become responsible community servants and leaders.  It also provided opportunities for young men to display their talents to the community while competing for scholarships to fund their post-secondary educational endeavors.
We held a series of mentoring programs utilizing community partners, Kansas City Friends of Alvin Ailey and the men of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity. Like most of our programs, these mentoring programs were intended to expose young men to successful, college educated African American men so as to provide role models and a view of positive images to which they can aspire.  


Click here to download the 2017 scholarship application.

Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., Beta Lambda Chapter invites African-American high school male seniors to apply to the Annual BLEI Scholarship of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., Beta Lambda Chapter. The purpose of the Scholarship is to promote the educational, social, and cultural welfare of youth in the Greater Kansas City area that are now or have been traditionally classified as deprived or under-privileged. Two $500 scholarships will be awarded to the winning students. Interested students should complete the attached Scholarship Application. The deadline for submission is Friday, April 10, 2017. The two winning students will be notified by Friday, April 28, 2017. For more information, please contact Louis Neal at (816) 808-8307 or by e-mail at 

​​A great thank you to all that came out in support of our boys and the 2016 Debonair Affair program.  We appreciate your support! 

2017: 20TH ANNUAL B.L.E.I. HBCU college tour


a​lpha phi alpha FRATERNITY INC.

 beta lambda chapter, est. January 19, 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!

The Beta Lambda Educational Institute (BLEI) recently completed the 20th Annual College Tour of Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU’s).  Over the past 19 years, we have exposed more than 1,100 Kansas City area high school students to HBCUs across the country.  Last year’s college tour resulted in more than $800,000 in scholarships offered to seniors attending the tour with 3 of the students accepting full academic scholarships to schools visited on the tour and 3 other students accepting partial scholarships to schools visited on the tour:

  • Paul Quinn College, Dallas, TX
  • Texas College, Tyler, TX
  • Huston-Tillotson University, Austin, TX
  • University of Texas-Austin, Austin, TX
  • Prairie View A&M University, Prairie View, TX
  • Texas Southern University, Houston, TX
  • Wiley College, Marshall, TX
  • Grambling State University, Grambling, LA
  • Tougaloo College, Tougaloo, MS
  • Jackson State University, Jackson, MS
  • Harris-Stowe State University, St. Louis, MO
  • Lincoln University, Jefferson City, MO


Please also enjoy a video (produced by our students) sharing the magnificent experiences of the 2016 tour.

Video from the 2015 Debonair Grand finale

Use the payment module below to support the March of Dimes by entering this year's brackets contest. The winner will get half of the monies raised, and the other half will be donated to the March for Babies. Here’s how it works: 1. Select the number of brackets that you wish to purchase (minimum 1 and max 10 per transactions). Cost is $10.60 per bracket. 2. As you complete your purchase via PayPal or credit/debit card, click on "Add special instructions for the seller" and input your email address. 3. After your payment is accepted you will receive an email message from inviting you to join the Beta Lambda Fantasy Group hosted by CBS Sports. Then you will create an account and set up your bracket(s).

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2016 Debonair Affair


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