“A better Kansas City community through social and educational outreach."
Leonard Graham, President
Randy Derrick Hall, Vice President
Donald Lee, Treasurer
Donald Maxwell, Secretary
Dr. Louis Neal, Dir. Educational Activities
Damon Roath, Chapter President
Jimmie Perkins, Director
"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 delivers much needed guidance and inspiration to our youth.
The Beta Lambda Educational Institute (BLEI), a 501c3 affiliate of Beta Lambda Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. was created in 1980 to promote the social, educational and cultural welfare of people in the Greater Kansas City area. In particular those persons who are now or have been traditionally deprived or underprivileged. Our mission includes conducting educational activities, that promote the welfare of the entire community. BLEI, in conjunction with Beta Lambda Chapter members, annually conducts many community service efforts.
Debonair Experience Youth Development Program
Annual Spring College Tour
Annual Coat Drive
BLEI College Scholarship Program
Go-to-High School, Go-to-College
March of Dimes March for Babies
Annual MLK Prayer Breakfast and Program
My Brother's Keeper
Leadership Development Institute
A Voteless People, is a Hopeless People
Youth Diversion Program
“BLEI conducts activities that support the educational, social and cultural welfare for people in the Greater Kansas City Area, particularly the traditionally deprived or underprivileged.”