Project Alpha is designed to provide education, motivation and skill-building on issues of responsibility, accountability, relationships, teen pregnancy and sexually transmitted diseases for young males ages 12-19 years old. The curriculum is designed to provide young men with the most current and accurate information about sexual health education, teen pregnancy prevention, and personal responsibility and accountability.
Our programs concentrate on continual engagement and interaction with young men which includes a strong message on abstinence, teen pregnancy, contraception and safe sex.
The KEL Education Foundation recognizes that teen pregnancy is a significant problem that affects our society and Prince George’s County, MD. Based on a statement in the Prince George’s County 2006 – 2010 Consolidated Plan; "the Prince George’s County rate of birth to adolescent mothers, less than 18 years old, ranked the highest within the National Capital Area." According to this study, adolescent mothers are more likely to drop out of high school, experience unemployment, or if employed, earn lower wages than women who begin childbearing after age 20. Children born to teen mothers face increased risks of low birth weight, developmental problems, and poverty.
Male Responsibility and Accountability
The Kappa Epsilon Lambda Chapter has reached hundreds of young men throughout Prince George’s County, MD and educated these men on sexuality, fatherhood and the role of males in relationships. The strength of our model is based on the concept of responsibility, accountability, respect and the role of males in relationships.
Project Alpha consists of a series of workshops and informational sessions conducted by the brothers of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. and professional service providers.
3goals of Project Alpha:
Sharing knowledge by combating ignorance and fear with factual information
Changing attitudes by providing motivation toward positive changes in sexual behavior
Providing skills by creating a sense of empowerment and self-esteem