Yet another successful Project Alpha
The brothers of Eta Mu Lambda hosted yet another Project Alpha arming the local youth with some much needed ammunition to face the ongoing challenges presented on a daily basis.
Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. and the March of Dimes Defects Foundation began collaboratively implementing Project Alpha in 1980. This collaborative project is designed to provide education, motivation, and skill-building on issues of responsibility, relationships, teen pregnancy, and sexually transmitted diseases for young males ages 12-15 years. Designed to provide young men with current and accurate information about teen pregnancy prevention, Project Alpha consists of a series of workshops and informational sessions conducted by Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity brothers. The three goals of Project Alpha programs are:
- Sharing Knowledge by combating ignorance and fear with factual information
- Changing Attitudes by providing motivation toward positive changes in sexual behavior
- Providing Skills by creating a sense of empowerment and self-esteem
The initiation of Project Alpha began in the late 1970s in Chicago by the Brothers of Iota Delta Lambda. The relationship with the March of Dimes came in 1982 and led to the program becoming a national program.