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Contents I. II.

III. IV. V.

Introduction Expanding Horizons Kappa League Kudos Program Keynote Speaker Order of Program 2010-2011 Kappa Leaguers Dedications Our Patrons Year In Review 2010 Showcase Change-4-Change Fundraiser Voter Drive Registration Essence of a Man Series Bring-Your-Kappa-LeaguerTo-Work Day Kappa League Summit NSBE Conference Holiday Helpers MLK March and Festival Skin-Sational Campaign Black History Month Jeopardy Career Day Youth Day at the Capitol Pajama Jam Destined For Greatness Arizona Guide Right

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Expanding Horizons

Our theme was set during the summer of 2010: Expanding Horizons Through Exposure and Opportunities. e Program has become a household name over the last two years for outstanding mentoring and coaching of Phoenix youth. It could not be done without the tireless support of Fraternity brothers, the Kappa League Committee, caring patrons and cooperative parents. Yes, that African proverb does hold true: ‘It takes a village to raise a child.’

The 2010-2011 year started on high note by receiving a $3,000 donation from the Kappa Alpha Psi Foundation, Inc., to assist us in our vision to improve the future of our youth. Good news continued throughout the year when the program received five desktop computers from the Arizona STRUT organization to help with our onsite tutoring of the Kappa Leaguers and other youth. We knew we had a challenge ahead of us because we were receiving requests for membership over the summer and into the early fall. The Kick Off Meeting, Aug. 21, 2010, for potential Kappa Leaguers and their parents had a great turnout; 32 Kappa Leaguers signed up requesting to participate. During 2009-2010 we placed a greater emphasis on mentoring. By 2010-2011 our focus involved the Kappa Leaguers being mentors. Kappas directly mentor the Juniors and Seniors, and then those Juniors and Seniors coach or act as a guide to to the Freshmen and Sophomores. We did have an exception; one freshman’s parents felt he needed male guidance immediately. It paid off in the long run because it kept him out of trouble and focused in school.

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Kappa Leaguer

School Year

Mentor/Guide

Marcus Berry

Otis Perkins

Rashad Bernard

Ray LaStrape

Demetrius Todd Carlton McAllister

Senior

DC Collins Reuben Miller

Jabari Farrow

Emory Flagg

Uche Megwa

Darryl Blake

Riyadh Rollins

Ahmed Collins

Justin ortvedt

Emory Flagg

Derek Holton

Tyrone Benson

Coy Mattox

Junior

Bill Jones

Xavier Walker

Jeff Cleveland

Kenneth Ervin Beckford

Floyd Hardin

Daniel Morton

Freshman

Two Koffee with the Kappas events were held with the Kappa League Committee and the Kappa League parents (including a great turnout by engaged fathers) in order to gather feedback on program effectiveness and to request any help needed to ensure the program met its intended goal. In line with International Headquarters and Western Province goals to have youth in our Kappa League Programs attend the Kappa Kamp, we were able to send Coy Mattox and Marcus Nicks to represent our state, our program, and their good family names.

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Kappa League Kudos

At the Western Province Council Awards from April 13-17, 2011, the Phoenix Alumni Chapter won Western Province Guide Right Program for the Year 2010-2011. Ray LaStrape, Vice Polemarch of Phoenix Alumni Chapter, receives the Chapter of the Year Award (Medium Size). Reuben Miller on Western Province Guide Right Director of the Year 2010-2011. Carlton McAllister won Western Province Guide Right Member of the Year 2010-2011.

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We have continued to build on our “leadership training” program attended “We plan on continuing to by Kappa Leaguers, Collegiate Brothers and Brothers in the Phoenix support Valley Christian Alumni Chapter. One person stated: “I can’t thank you, your brothers and Center, MLK, and our program enough for your help with development and confidence in critical Greek counterparts to make time.” Another said: “I think your program is great and wish there were our community one of the more like it around the country.” strongest in the state if not It’s not the award, but it’s the giving back to the community that keeps this the nation..” group focused. Polemarch Otis Perkins plans to continue achieving the goals as outlined by this successful group. – OTIS PERKINS

The Chapter supported four Kappa Leaguers – Xavier, Rashad, Marcus and Kelvan – with their involvement in the Jack and Jill Beautillion, which was March 26, 2011.

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Keynote Speaker

Rodrick T. Miller Rodrick T. Miller is an intellectually curious professional whose interests lie at the intersection of economic development, international commerce, innovation and community action. e experienced policy analyst, advocate and negotiator is a results-oriented leader with strong experience in strategic planning, developing and managing budgets, and providing complex analysis to ensure achievement of long-term objectives. His strong business development skills has allowed him to manage projects ranging from the development of large shopping centers to relocation of company manufacturing facilities. He also has established financing models ranging from professional stadiums to public airports. Currently, he is executive vice president of the Baton Rouge Area Chamber; his responsibilities include managing day-to-day operations for the 35-person staff, leading strategic planning, and coordinating efforts for the firm's $20 million capital campaign. He is founder and managing partner of the Jiao Group, a management consultancy specialized in tackling tough issues at the intersection of the public and private sectors. Previously, Rodrick was vice president of International Economic Development for the Greater Phoenix Economic Council. In this role he played a key role in craing the Arizona Global Network, a statewide collaboration of economic development organizations. He also led the competitiveness practice of GPEC where he was responsible for public policy efforts and development of the organization's action plan; this delivered more than 9,600 jobs in just two years. Before GPEC, Rodrick held a myriad of positions in the public and private sectors with City of Glendale, Infrastructure Management Group, Ernst & Young, CEMEX and e U.S. State Department. Rodrick has a master's in public policy from Harvard University's Kennedy School of Government and a bachelor's in international business from St. Augustine's College. He earned a graduate diploma in international management from Monterrey Institute of Technology in Mexico while completing a Fulbright Fellowship Rodrick was a Woodrow Wilson Fellow and a Fellow at the Aspen Institute's International Career Advancement Program. Rodrick has been recognized by Ebony Magazine as a rising (under 30) young leader, by e Phoenix Business Journal (4o Leaders in Arizona Under 40 and Global Power Player), and by e Arizona Republic as Executive of the Week. He enjoys playing the piano, reading and spending time with his family. Fluent in Spanish and proficient in Portuguese, he splits his time between Phoenix, Arizona, and Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

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Rodrick’s international experience spans the globe and includes work in the United Arab Emirates, Mexico, Spain, Germany, Canada and United Kingdom. A scholar practitioner, he is a sought aer lecturer and contributes to various publications on diverse topics including the economy, education and diversity.


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8th Annual Kappa League Showcase and Scholarship Banquet Expanding Horizons Through Exposure and Opportunities 6-9pm Saturday, May 21, 2011 • Hyatt Regency Phoenix Greetings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Reuben Miller Guide Right Director Kappa League Introductions Kappa League Occasion and Objectives . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Master of Ceremonies Uche Megwa Senior, Brophy College Prep Invocation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jabari Farrow Senior, Chapparal High School Performance: Photo Gallery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Rashad Bernard Senior, Shadow Mountain High School Performance: Kappa League Teen Life Video . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Carlton McAllister Senior, Hamilton High School • Dinner Served • Poetry Expression: “Freedom’s Plow” by Langston Hughes Performance by Kappa Leaguers featuring Kappa League Seniors Introduction of Speaker . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Uche Megwa Keynote Address . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Rodrick T. Miller Executive Vice President, Baton Rouge Chamber Video Presentation Scholarship and Awards . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Reuben Miller Remarks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Otis Perkins Polemarch, Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. - Phoenix Alumni Chapter Closing Remarks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Reuben Miller Arizona Guide Right

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Light Dancing


2010-2011 PRESIDENT

Anthony Bonds

Brad Barham

Carlton McAllister

Sophomore - Sunrise Mountain

Freshman - Deer Valley

Senior - Hamilton

Chris Holton

Daniel Morton

Demetrius Todd

Sophomore - Sunnyslope

Freshman - Boulder Creek

Senior - Marcos de Niza

Derek Holton Junior - Sunnyslope

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Gaige Odom-Porter Sophomore - Hamilton

Jabari Farrow Senior - Chapparal


Justin Thortvedt

Kelvan Pilot

Kyle Lawrence

Junior - Valley Christian

Junior - Notre Dame

Freshman - KMS

Malik Temple

Marcus Berry

Marcus Nicks

Sophomore - St. Mary’s

Senior - Horizon

Sophomore - Perry

2010-2011 VICE PRESIDENT

Rashad Bernard Senior - Shadow Mountain

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Riyadh Rollins

Junior - Cesar Chavez

Trent Langston Sophomore - Sunrise Mountain


Trevon Thompson

Uchecchi Megwa

Vaughn O’Neal

Sophomore - Betty H. Fairfax

Senior - Brophy College Prep

Junior - Perry

2010-2011 SECRETARY

Xavier Walker Junoir - Millennium

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Thank You To Our Patrons PLATINUM CLUB Donald T. Franklin Halcyon Hines Barbara McAllister Reuben Miller Nationwide Insurance Fountain of Life Church GOLD CLUB Tyrone Benson Anthony and Sharon Bonds Carl Davenport Aneita Gage Luke and Gail Holton Dr. Bill Jones Skin and Make-up Institute SILVER CLUB Dr. Ahmed Collins Arlene Say Juan Soto Siles   BRONZE CLUB Emory Flagg Rebecca Knoll   GENERAL DONATIONS George and Venecia Anderson Cecil Patterson Venroy Porter

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2010 Showcase Arizona Guide Right celebrated its 7th Annual Kappa League Showcase and Scholarship Luncheon at the Wyndham Hotel in downtown Phoenix on May 1, 2010. The 2010 Kappa League Program class consisted of 20 young men who attend high school at various locations in the Phoenix Metropolitan area. Dr. Rufus Glasper, chancellor of Maricopa Community Colleges District, delivered an inspiring keynote address that planted seeds of knowledge to League members. He used a favorite movie, Remember the Titans, to drive home important life lessons to attendees: “The more you learn, the more you earn.”

Dr. Bill Jones is awarded Mentor of the Year

The C.A.R.E. Phoenix organization received the Community Support Award for their four-plus years working relationship with the Program providing guidance of credit and budget management.

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Our seven seniors were awarded more than $15.5K in scholarships. Robert Latham Jr., Deer Valley High, took home “Kappa Leaguer of the Year” prize. He also was awarded the inaugural Melvin Barber Memorial Scholarship in the amount of $10,000. He is currently attending Xavier University.

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Dr. Glasper shared his own recipe for moving beyond challenges. “People may view you from a different lens, but there are ways to move beyond that and exceed in spite of their limited views. Don’t allow others to block your success, and be willing to work hard at being the best you can be. We can all help each other.”

Senior Kappa Leaguers showcased their talent with readings, poems and music. Pianist Malcolm Temple entertains the audience. Arizona Guide Right

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2010 Showcase At A Glance During our 2010 Kappa League Showcase and Scholarship Luncheon, we recognized key partners in the community as well as outstanding Kappa Leaguers. A total of $15,500 was to Guide Right Program graduates. Kappa League Awardee

Scholarship Amount

College Attending

Robert Latham

$10,000

Xavier University

Moses Rollins

$1,000

Eastern Ariz College

Corderro McMurry

$1,000

Univ of Arizona

Ben Shook

$1,000

Scottsdale C.C.

Brian Hines

$1,000

Trinity University

Malcolm Tempe

$500

Ithaca College

Kappa League Award

Community Partner

Community Support Award

C.A.R.E. Phoenix

Mentor of the Year

Dr. Bill Jones

Fraternal Leadership Award

Don “DC” Collins

Kappa Leaguer of the Year

Robert Latham

Kappa Kamp Attendees

Marcus Nicks and Coy Mattox

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Change-4-Change Fundraiser The Change-4-Change Fundraiser kick started our fundraising efforts. It was successful thanks to the commitment, diligence and creativity of our Kappa Leaguers. The goal was to raise at least $1,000 to support the Kappa League program and to assist with scholarships. Kappa Leaguers selected four empty piggy banks (cans, jars, boxes, etc.). With markers and construction paper, they designed and decorated the banks adding “Change-4-Change” and “Phoenix Kappa League.” They provided a bank to at least four patrons (parents, parents’ friends, barbers, doctors, mentors, coaches, business owners, etc.) during September 2010. The net amount raised through Dec. 1, was $1015.64. Xavier Walker raised the most ($173.41) and won two Phoenix Suns tickets.

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Kappa Leaguers counted the collected coins and rolled them. On behalf of the Arizona Guide Right Foundation they wrote thank you letters to their patrons stating their donated amount.

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Voter Drive Registration With assistance of parents and fellow Kappas, the Kappa Leaguers stepped up to the challenge to register 40 new voters – their first project. The drives were conducted in October at seven different services of five Valley churches with 21 registrations. First Institutional Baptist Church in downtown Phoenix had the most (nine). While falling short of the goal, the Kappa Leaguers were successful at introducing themselves, asking people if they were registered and directing them through the registration process. They then reached out to fellow schoolmates to get closer to their initial goal. The community became more aware of the Kappa League program through this project, and the Kappa Leaguers showed they were an impressive group of young men.

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Essence of a Man Series Kappa Leaguers learned valuable tools to aid them in their teen and adult life in our Essence of a Man Series on Oct 2, 2010. Ahmed Collins provided a workshop on how to wash, dry and press clothes, and how to take care of clothing and shoes (repair and shining). Ray LaStrape discussed the importance of hair cuts, how to shave, personal hygiene, nose hair removal, facial skin caee and feet care – topics requested by several parents since many of the members don’t have a male figure in their lives. Tim Woods presented “How To Dress For Success” which featured how to tie a bowtie and neck tie, color coordination and basic must-have clothing. Jeff Cleveland taught “Proper Dining Etiquette” along with common courtesies.

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Bring-Your-KLTo-Work Day During October, Kappa Leaguers went through a transformation for Bring-Your-Kappa-LeaguerTo-Work Day. They were able to make realworld connections to our months of teaching coaching and lecturing. They were engaged and asked intriguing questions like, “Why are some high tech products introduced overseas before the US?” “What are you doing to make your products better?” and “Why did you pick the career path you chose?”  Statements they made at the end of the event were from the heart and included the following: “I’ve been striving to be average, no more”; “I have a tendency to procrastinate, no longer,” “I’m going to follow my passion, and be about me (not in a selfish way)”; and “I have to remove some distractions and need to re-prioritize.” 

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Kappa Leaguers at Intel.

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Kappa Ivan Jackson, who works for US Airways Center as a finance manager, allowed Deon Howell to shadow him at work. Kappa Emory Flagg hosted Trevon ompson at Luke Air Force Base for a full day of activities.

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Kappa League Summit The Las Vegas and Tucson/Sierra Vista Alumni Chapters were invited to participate in the firstever Kappa League Summit sponsored by the Phoenix Alumni Chapter Oct. 29-31, 2010. The objectives of the Summit were to gather the Kappa Leaguers from the three major programs in Arizona and Nevada, conduct college preparation workshops, share best practices, and to have a team building exercise to promote networking and brotherhood. *** Day 1 included College Experience Panels to share knowledge about HBCUs and large universities.

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e Kappa Brothers of the Gamma Iota Chapter provided two tours of Arizona State University to two groups of Kappa Leaguers during the Kappa League Summit.

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Dave & Buster’s Team Building Day 2 of the Kappa League Summit (Saturday, Oct. 30, 2010), involved a team building event at Dave & Buster’s. After a private buffet lunch on the rooftop with a breathtaking view of the Arizona sky, the Las Vegas and Phoenix Kappa League Programs had a friendly competition to determine which organization could win the most tickets in a set time limit. Fun was had by all.  Then the group headed to the ASU campus to conduct a sharing of each Alumni’s program.

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Kappa League Sunday Day 3 of the Summit was capped off with Kappa Sunday at Fountain of Life Church in Scottsdale, Arizona.

At this event, Rev. Cathy Patterson awarded a $1,500 check to the Arizona Guide Right Foundation as a major supporter and sponsor of the Chapter’s Guide Right Program.

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National Society of Black Engineers The National Society of Black Engineers Region VI Conference that was held Nov. 12-14, 2010, in San Mateo, California. Phoenix Kappa Leaguers in attendance represented themselves extremely well as well as the Kappa League organization. They walked through the job fair for the college students and were so impressive in introducing themselves that the recruiters were asking for their resumes. The Kappa Leaguers visited the NSBE engineering students from University of Arizona and Arizona State University who competed for their participation in their collegiate NSBE programs. The U of A team were all female students while the ASU team were all male students.

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A daughter of one of the fraternity brothers in Oakland also accompanied our Kappa Leaguers at the NSBE conference.

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Holiday Helpers In association with Valley Christian Center November and December were months to serve Thanksgiving and Christmas dinners to the needy – a generous way to close out the year for our Kappa Leaguers. The cooking skills of our esteemed chef and Polemarch, Otis Perkins, helped out with the cooking on November 18 and December 20, 2010.

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Rashad Bernard volunteered for the Salvation Army Toy Drive Distribution.

Calais Campbell, defensive end for the Cardinals, rewarded the Kappa League’s efforts with tickets to the Dec 5, 2010, game against St. Louis Rams. Arizona Guide Right

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MLK March and Festival The 25th Annual Arizona Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration kicked off with a commemorative march the morning of Jan. 17, 2011, from Pilgrim Rest Baptist Church. Following the march was the annual festival held at Margaret T. Hance Deck Park. Kappa Leaguers, Kappas and KL parents participated with as many as 16 Kappa Leaguers joining in the festivities. They carried the banner for the Arizona Guide Right Youth Development Program, which reminded them and showcased to others the slogan “Training For Leadership.” It always is a great time to honor the birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Moments during the previous years attest to this as well...

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2011 MLK March and Festival

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A Skin-sational Campaign Participants of the Phoenix Kappa League/Skin and Make-up Institute (SMI) Fundraiser Kickoff Reception on Jan. 28, met with entrepreneur Pamela Springer, a rare gem and the AfricanAmerican founder/owner of SMI. Attendees were granted an opportunity to tour the 6,500-square-foot facility that houses technologically advanced equipment for servicing clients in facial treatment rooms and innovative spa treatments. The Institute trains students in clinical treatments for pigmentation anomalies, acne, and aging. This was very enlightening for the young men who would normally associate this regimen as something only important for girls. Ms. Springer also shared her product designed specifically to prevent relief from razor bump irritation.

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Kappa Leaguers sold $30 gi certificates for services at SMI. For each certificate sold, Ms. Springer donated a portion back to the Arizona Guide Right Foundation.

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Black History Month Jeopardy A Saturday meeting (Feb. 5, 2011), one of our best, included an inspiring talk on “The Odds of Making Pro Sports.” Tim Woods did an amazing job of bringing reality to the chances of making the pros and downfalls in not prioritizing academics over sports. Lastly, the icing on the cake. George and Venecia Anderson did an outstanding job of creating and presenting their software game version of Black History Month Jeopardy. Teams were formed with at least one Kappa. We all learned a lot from the questions and had a load of fun. Kappa Leaguers and their parents gave the Andersons a standing ovation when the game was over. The winning team received AMC theater gift cards. The plan is to make this an annual event on the Kappa League calendar. 

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Prior to the Black History Month Jeopardy game, Tim Woods spoke to the Kappa Leaguers about the odds of making it in pro sports.

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Career Day In honor of Black History Month, the Guide Right Program held Career Day activities February 2011, with five 6th grade classes at Cloves Campbell Elementary School (Feb. 11) and Brooks Academy (Feb 14) combined. Both schools happened to be named after late Kappas of the Phoenix Alumni Chapter. Sharing their experiences over the two days were a construction contracts manager, finance controller, finance analyst, senior manager recruiter, medical insurance administrator, police officer, college vice president, dentist, nurse and an engineer. Bringing props and trinkets to help leave a lasting impression with the kids, we rotated throughout the classes to give perspectives of what it took to be successful in our careers. To borrow a message from Dr. Rufus Glasper, we reminded them that “the more you learn, the more you earn.”

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We emphasized getting as much education as you can because once it’s attained that it is the one thing that no one can take from you. Based on their excited faces, we think the messages got through about visualizing their futures.

With our National Dental Association partnership, our own Dr. Ahmed Collins provided an overview of the profession and a shadow day. Arizona Guide Right

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Youth Day At The State Capitol For the 9th Annual Arizona African American Legislative and Leadership Conference February 11, the Phoenix Kappa Leaguers were invited to set up a table during the Youth Day program and introduce students to the Kappa League Program. Kappa Leaguers shared firsthand experiences with interested students and school officials, and 14 people signed up to receive more information or to have visits at their school. Most noteworthy, we had seven young men from Camelback High School express interest in joining the program. Sen. Leah Landrum Taylor, the sole African American in the Arizona State Legislature, spent about 40 minutes with the Kappa Leaguers telling her amazing story and challenging them to be the next generation of political leaders.

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Sen. Landrum Taylor had already heard about the Phoenix Kappa Leaguers at the Town Hall Meeting facilitated by Tavis Smiley because they were mentioned twice by the panelists. She was so impressed with them that she requested the KLs to visit her day school and spend time with her kids.

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Kappa League “Pajama Jam” The Phoenix Kappa League Dance on Feb. 12, 2011, at Crowne Plaza Hotel was big fun and big success! The Kappa Leaguers brought their passion and energy the dance floor. They put on their best behavior and their patrons were representative of them. The two security guards stated it was the easiest money they ever earned. Based upon the performance of the Kappa Leaguers, we had several young men interested in joining the organization. One kid told his mom upon leaving, “Those guys are really cool.”  Selling tickets as well as welcoming and entertaining patrons also were part of their social development. The plan is to make this a signature event for the Kappa Leaguers.

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Winners of e Dougie and Jerk male and female dance contests won cash prizes.

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Destined For Greatness The “Destined for Greatness” Empowerment Experience was Feb. 26, in Chandler, Arizona. Great speeches were heard from successful African-American men: Cody Williams, Justice of the Peace and fellow Kappa; David A. Jones, minister and CEO of Positive Image; Dr. Will Moreland, personal development expert; and keynote speaker Alex Ellis, author and CEO of Simply Ellis LLC. Each speaker gave their perspectives on what it took to reach greatness, improve image and maintain one’s brand.   Each attendee received a copy of Ellis’ book, Restoring the Male Image: A Look From the Inside Out, a subscription to Black Enterprise magazine, skin care samples for men from Global Skin Solutions and a necktie.

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e meeting concluded with the Adult Ambassadors teaching the teen males present how to tie a necktie. Fortunately, several of our Kappa Leaguers already knew how to tie one. And of course, the Kappa Leaguers who were present dressed appropriately for the event.

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KL Showcase Book 2011  

Showcase Book for Kappa League 2011 banquet

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