History of Kappa League
- The very foundation of Guide Right can be traced to the St. Louis Alumni Chapter and to Leon W. Steward, who is rightfully dubbed the “Father of the Guide Right Program.” 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 males 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 focus of Guide Right, from its inception, was to provide scholarships to needy and talented students, and to inform young people in the professions and career options.
Kappa League was founded on Thursday, February 12, 1970, by the Los Angeles Alumni Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc., at Alain LeRoy Locke High School. Kappa League was adopted by the Grand Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. at the 56th Grand Chapter which was held August 12-15, 1970. The founders of the Kappa Instructional Leadership League (original name) were Mel L. Davis and Edgar H. Bishop.
Kappa League Philosophy
As a member of the Kappa League:
- You have the unique opportunity of belonging to the only organization in the world that professes "Leadership and Development" as its major goal.
- You have the responsibility of sharing this opportunity with peers at school.
- You are in association with members of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity Inc., whose fundamental purpose is achievement in every field of human endeavor.
Keys to Kappa League Success
- Careers/Educational Information
- Personal Responsibility
- Making Choices
- Realistic Goal Setting
- Positive Attitude
- Hard Work
- Fear of Failure
- Lack of Motivation
- Failure to understand delayed gratification
- Lack of balance between social and academic life
- Failure to model positive behaviors
- Capitalizing on wrong attributes/abilities
- Too little or too much confidence
- Paralysis to act due to personal difficulties
- Lack of follow through to complete task
"Developing Leadership - Our Salvation"
"We cannot change our past...we cannot change the inevitable. The only thing we can do is play on the one string we have, and that is our attitude... I am convinced that life is 10% what happens to me and 90% how I react to it. And so it is with you... We are in charge of our attitudes."
For more information on the Kappa Instructional Leadership League please visit the National Website: http://www.natlkappaleague.org