Leonard Graham, President

Randy Derrick Hall, Vice President
​Donald Lee, Treasurer
Donald Maxwell, Secretary

Hon. Ardie Bland, Dir. Educational Activities
James Halliburton, Director
Jimmie Perkins, Director

Damon Roath, Director
Dr. Louis Neal, Director


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"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


“A better Kansas City community through social and educational outreach."

“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.”