History of The Foundation
The Kappa Epsilon Lambda Education Foundation (KELEF) was incorporated in 1995 as a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization in affiliation with the Kappa Epsilon Lambda Chapter (Prince George’s County, Maryland) of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.
Organized and incorporated as a non-profit organization, the Foundation was established to accept and receive monetary and in-kind donations from the public, exclusively in support of our charitable and educational endeavors. The Foundation strives to stimulate the ambition of the youth in Prince George’s County while preparing them to achieve success as they become productive members of their communities and society in general; with the hope, that one day these same students will be inspired to give back to the Prince George’s County community.
The strength of our model is based on fostering responsibility, accountability, respect, and healthy relationships. We engage middle and high school youth in various youth development activities including mentoring, leadership development, life-skills development, relationship building, financial management skills, sexual health awareness, academic enrichment, an annual college fair, scholarships for high school students, and holiday food delivery services to families in need.
Our target population is youth, primarily young black males, between the ages of 10 – 18. We seek to assist with the guidance and personal development of these young men through continual engagement and interaction with them through all our positive youth development programming, including the Project Alpha and Alpha Academy programs.