Spring 2018 - S.T.A.T.E of Emergency
FIRST OF ALL, SERVANTS OF ALL, WE SHALL TRANSCEND ALL.
The Mu Tau chapter ofAlpha Phi Alpha, along with two additional chapters from the Charlotte area were selected to participate in the first year of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc. and Big Brothers and Big Sisters of America national partnership. After being interviewed a brother of the chapter is matched with a little brother. Enthused to make a difference in the youths of to say prior to matching, Beta Nu Lambda and Mu Tau organized a laser tag outing as well as Project Alpha with our potential little brothers. Several of Mu Tau's older brothers have participated in the big brothers program previous to this national partnership understanding the significance black men have to play in our communities.
Purpose: The "Go-to-High-School, Go-to-College" program, established in 1922, concentrates on the importance of completing secondary and collegiate education as a road to advancement. Statistics prove the value of this extra impetus in making the difference in the success of young African-American men, given that school completion is the single best predictor of future economic success. Through the Go-to-High-School, Go-to-College educational initiative, young men receive information and learn strategies that facilitate success. Alpha men provide youth participants with excellent role models to emulate.
Purpose: Project Alpha is a collaborative effort between the March of Dimes Foundation and Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. This program was developed to increase the knowledge of the African-American male of the consequences of teenage pregnancy from the male perspective. This program seeks to assist young men in developing an understanding of their role in preventing untimely pregnancies through responsible attitudes and behaviors.
The Mu Tau chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha continues its vigorous program to register and educate voters and get them to the voting polls on Election Day. The voter registration slogan developed by Alpha Phi Alpha in the 1930s continues to serve as a battle cry for the Fraternity's voter registration and education efforts. Yearly the chapter encourages people to register to vote, in addition, they have programs about the pertinent issues, to let students know exactly why they should vote.