In the infancy of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity when chapters were blossoming and flourishing throughout the length and breadth of the United States, both individual and collective efforts were being made to incorporate meaningful programs into the various social chapter activities. According to The Story of Kappa Alpha Psi, soon after the St. Louis Alumni Chapter’s beginning in 1921, Brothers Leon W. Steward and J. Jerome Peters were assigned to study the needs of active chapters for guidance and funds and to devise a meaningful and practical approach” to the problem. By 1922 the program was adopted by other chapters. Ultimately, Brother Steward, a Y.M.C.A. secretary, proposed a program of guidance to be designated as Guide Right, with the purpose of assisting high school seniors to choose and pursue useful careers, consistent with fraternity purpose. This program was immediately adopted at the local level and the 12th Grand Chapter adopted Guide Right as the national service program.
The Austin Kappa League is the flagship initiative of the Austin Guide Right Program and is oriented toward helping students ages 14-18 develop their talents and potential in every field of human endeavor. It provides both challenging and rewarding experiences though oriented activities. The members are exposed to planning, executing and reporting ideas, simulating good leadership characteristics, designed to raise their aspiration level.