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. In the latter, giving due attention to the needs of undergraduate Brothers. Conceived in 1922 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. That insured adoption of the Program as the Fraternity’s National Service Project. 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, while the community is made aware of the problems that may be encountered as these youth seek to realize lives of usefulness Guide Right encompasses many of our youth oriented programs such as mentoring, college preparatory programs, and tutoring. However, the Flagship Initiative of the Guide Right Service Program is the Kappa Leadership Development League.
Guide Right The focus of Guide Right, from its inception, was to provide scholarships to needy and talented students, and to inform young people in the professions and career options. 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”. Mr. Mel Davis founded the Kappa Leadership League, under the guidance of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc., in the early 1960’s. Mr. Leon Steward was also instrumental in the formation of the Kappa Leadership League. The Kappa League stresses academic achievement, community service, college & career preparation, the enlistment of young men and the total respect for young women.
Guide Right is a year-round program. The Austin Alumni Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity has implemented its Kappa League which embodies all aspects of the National Program with specific emphasis on leadership development and self-motivation for career achievement.