Guide Right

The Guide Right Program, conceived in 1922, is the most important national service program of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. The purposes of the Guide Right Service Program are to place the training, experience and friendly interest of successful men at the disposal of youth needing inspiration and counsel regarding their choice of a life’s career, and to arouse the interest of the entire community in the problems of youth as they seek to realize lives of usefulness.

The basic objectives of Guide Right may be summarized as follows:

  1. To inspires service in the public interest through the cultural enrichment and character development of African-American males between the ages of 5 and 25
  2. To develop leadership skills while monitoring, encouraging, and rewarding outstanding academic performance
  3. To refine self-image, self-esteem, social skills, and environmental awareness
  4. To assist parents in the handling of their children by giving them opportunities to talk over problems with those who know and are successful in their chosen vocations
  5. To afford the less fortunate youths a respite from the drudgery of the streets, through sponsored entertainment and cultural enrichment
  6. To inform youth of the value of higher education, assistance available for continued educational pursuits, scholarships, loans, professional counseling, and fellowships

Kappa Alpha Psi’s commitment to young people is well established and our Guide Right efforts, both individual and collective, can continue to serve as a mechanism to “inspire service in the public interest.”