• Mon. Jun 27th, 2022

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Sixteen Cincinnati Public School Students were recently inducted into Kappa League at Withrow University High School.

Through the initiative of the Cincinnati Alumni Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity Inc., Kappa League leaders Nate Hill and Norman Bouwie led 16 Cincinnati Public School students through a six-week instructional program, whereby participants learned about self-identity, purpose and academic study skills.

The students who were inducted and their schools are: Withrow – Tyrique Summers, LeShawn Huckleby Jr., Gideon Tafari-Thompson and Antuain Brown; Dater – JeRod Lindsey; Clark Montessori – Omari Brown; SCPA – Adolphus McCullom; White Oak – William Gaston; Walnut Hills – Rickey Johnson Jr.; Gamble – La’Jai Holmes; Aiken – Christopher Moore and Chris Lewis; Winton Woods – Brian Davis; Indian Hills – Jeremiah Westmoreland; Purcell Marion – Demario Merritts; and Sycamore – Roderick Elmore.

Kappa League is a national service initiative of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity and is housed within the Guide Right Program. Kappa League is a program for the educational, occupational and social guidance of male students in grades six through 126th – 12th. It was designed to help young men grow, receive and develop their leadership talents in every phase of human endeavor. Its goal is to help young men achieve worthy goals for themselves and make constructive contributions to their community when leadership roles become the responsibility.

Kappa League was founded Feb. 12, 1969, by the Los Angeles Alumni Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity Inc., at Alain LeRoy Locke High School. It was adopted by the Grand Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi at the 56th Grand Chapter meeting held Aug. 12-15, 1970. Founders of the Kappa Instructional Leadership League were Mel L. Davis, an Elder Watson Diggs awardee, and Edgar H. Bishop. Under leadership of Mel Davis, the Los Angeles Alumni Chapter’s Social Action Program took the form of training activity for young men of the Alain Leroy Locke High School. In 2021, The Cincinnati Alumni Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, restarted the Kappa League Program in the Greater Cincinnati Area.

Each inductee will receive mentoring and leadership training  throughout their high school matriculation. As inductees approach their senior year in high school, they will receive tools and activities to foster college readiness opportunities, college matriculation and academic success.

The Cincinnati Alumni Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity looks to offer Kappa League program annually. For more information  participation or support of the Kappa League program contact Adrian Cunningham, 513-253-8633, or visit info@kapsicincinnati.com.