The Pasadena Alumni Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi has partnered with John Marshall Fundamental High School to launch a college prep and mentoring program. The program which meets a minimum of one Saturday every month works with young men to not only help prepare them with the necessary fundamentals needed for college, but also works with the young men to deal with the every issues that teenagers and young men of color are faced with everyday. “We are trying to create an all encompassing program with the goal of building stronger young men and thus building a stronger community” said Pasadena Alumni Polemarch Leonardo Cablayan.
The program which is organized by the members of the Alumni Chapter and is lead by Edward Gorton is an off shoot of the Kappa National Program known as Kappa League. “Right now we are working with freshman students from Marshall but the program is open to freshman students from all over Pasadena and the surrounding communities. We are excited about this opportunity and we feel that by beginning this program with freshman they will have the benefit and we will have the benefit of being a part of their lives for the next 4 years and onward as they seek to achieve in higher education” stated Brother Gorton when discussing the program.
Kappa Alpha Psi which recently celebrated its 106th year anniversary since is founding on the campus of Indiana University in 1911 is the leading African American Fraternity in the Nation and has Alumni and Undergraduate Chapters throughout the United States and across the world.