Achievement Academy Program Now Accepting Applicants

Posted by on September 24, 2004

Achievement Academy Program Now Accepting Applicants

[Philadelphia, PA] Now entering its thirteenth year, the Achievement Academy, a mentoring program for minority male youths offered by the Philadelphia Alumni Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, is currently seeking 9-18 year old applicants for the 2004-2005 program year. The Achievement Academy is an evening program that meets on the second and fourth Wednesday of each month from October 27, 2004 through June 22, 2005 at the Kappa Alpha Psi Achievement Center, located at 5521-29 Germantown Avenue (Germantown Avenue and School House Lane) in the Germantown section of Philadelphia. This year?s application deadline is October 4, 2004. Interested youngsters and parents can secure an application or request additional information by calling the Achievement Academy at 215-848-4227 (extension #4), or by visiting the Academy?s web site at

The Achievement Academy seeks students with the ability and desire to excel in a demanding but fun program that is designed to help students learn the secrets of improving life skills through personal development. The program provides multifaceted mentoring, counseling and training activities targeted to African American and other minority male youths between the ages of 9-18. The major components of the Academy include a series of life skills workshops, a computer lab and youth leadership initiatives.

In the life skills workshops, the initial topic of goal setting is taught to help the students set direction and develop personal objectives. Other topics in the life skills module include self-esteem, money management and family values. The computer lab initiative provides students an opportunity to learn basic and advanced information about personal computers, including familiarization with the Microsoft Office suite of applications, as well as web site design. Lastly, the youth leadership component focuses on communications skills, with a public speaking module that includes speech preparation and delivery. The youth leadership initiative also prepares students for the working world by helping them to develop resum? writing and interview skills, and understand the importance of workplace decorum. There is also a focus on college preparation that includes test taking and college selection exercises.

Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, whose international headquarters is located in Philadelphia, is one of nine predominantly Afro American national Greek-letter organizations. Each chapter of the fraternity founded on the principle of ACHIEVEMENT is challenged and required to implement some type of activity in support of its national Guide Right program on an annual basis. Established in 1992, the Achievement Academy is the Philadelphia Alumni Chapter?s initiative designed to meet this mandate, and is one of the many philanthropic and service oriented activities that the Philadelphia Alumni Chapter sponsors to support and strengthen the communities where its members live and work.

For further info on programs and activities offered by the Philadelphia Alumni Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, call (215) 848-4227 or go to

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