The Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity Inc. Philadelphia Alumni Chapter established the Achievement Academy in 1992. The fraternity’s nationally mandated Guide Right program provides for the development and training of young African-American male students. The Achievement Academy seeks to combat the negative influences in the lives of our impressionable youth with positive values, direction and enhanced self-esteem. The college-educated men of Kappa Alpha Psi have accepted the challenge to motivate the students to assume responsibility for their future success. The curriculum is designed to begin in October of each year and conclude in May. This is to allow for synchronization with the students’ academic year. The sessions are the second and fourth Wednesdays of the month and are an hour and a half in duration. 

Weekend trips are incorporated into the program with the objective of helping the students to associate these topics with real world experiences. The program is broken into three groups;    

Life skills, ages 9-12      

Middle Managers, ages 13-14 

Youth Leadership 15-18

The Academy also sponsors a series of workshops for the parents. The workshop presenters are professionals from the Philadelphia area. The alumni and  undergraduate members of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity are also program participants.