Guide Right is a program for the educational and occupational guidance of youth, primarily inspirational and informational in character. Its reach extends to high schools and colleges alike.
Conceived in 1921 by Leon W. Stewart and suggested at the twelfth Grand Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi, Guide Right became the Fraternity’s National Service Program. Jesse Jerome Peters, later to become the eighth Grand Polemarch, was chairman of the committee, during the administration of W. Ellis Stewart as Grand Polemarch.
Guide Right is administrated by a National Director and a Guide Right Commission. The Guide Right Commission consists of the Director and twelve Province Guide Right Coordinators, one from each Province, appointed by their respective Province Polemarchs. The Director is uniquely qualified to perform the duties of this office and is appointed by the Grand Polemarch. He prepares such directives as are necessary for the successful and efficient observance of this National movement. He also edits and prepares the Manual for the universal use of Undergraduate and Alumni chapters.
The programs of Guide Right are “Kappa League”, “Kappa Alpha Psi Scholarship”, “A-MAN”, and the premier program, “Kamp Kappa”, which enables inner city boys to attend camp in Mississippi.
The basic concepts of Guide Right may be summarized as follows:
1. To help youth, especially those of high school age, in the selection of courses leading to vocations compatible with their aptitudes, interests, and personalities.
2. To assist students, while they are in training, to get started in employment and to progress successfully in their chosen fields.
3. To assist parents in the handling of their children by giving them opportunities to talk over their problems with those who know and are successful in their chosen vocations.
4. To afford the less fortunate youths a respite from the drudgery of the streets through sponsored entertainment and cultural enrichment.
5. To inform youth of the values of higher education, of the assistance available for continued educational pursuits, scholarships, loans, professional counseling, fellowships, of the various occupational and professional opportunities, and of current lab or demands and the trends on the labor market, supply rewards.
The Kappa League was founded Thursday, February 12, 1970 by the Los Angeles (CA) Alumni chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi, under the direction of Mel Davis. Davis brought the idea to LA from Dayton, OH where he had worked closely with Jay Crosby to expand the Guide Right activities of the Dayton (OH) Alumni chapter. The Kappa League is a series of activities designed to help young male high school students develop their leadership talents. The activities provide both challenging and rewarding experiences to enhance their lives. The goal of the League is to help the students achieve worthy goals for themselves and to make meaningful contributions to their communities. The League includes a series of workshops to achieve its goals.
Located at Piney Woods School in Mississippi. Kappa Kamp is structured to provide activities that foster the spirit of team building, self respect, and respect for others. Kappa Kampers receive instruction in Math, Meteorology, and Astronomy. The kids enjoy their time at the Piney Woods Country Life School. Fort Worth Alumni’s goal is to always send at least one child per year from the Tarrant County Area. Contact us if you and your child are interested.
Boys Scouts of America
The Boy Scouts of America (BSA) is the largest youth organization in the United States, with over five million members in its age-related divisions. Since its founding in 1910 as part of the international Scout Movement, more than 110 million Americans have been members of the BSA. The Fort Worth Alumni of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. sponsors Troop 216.