81st College Fair

July 16, 2013

Conclave College Fair Flyer FinalConsider this letter and attached flyer as our official invitation for your participation in the upcoming Career Day & College Fair, scheduled for August 10 2013 from 10:00am to noon. The Career Day & College Fair will be held during the Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Incorporated 81st Grand Chapter Meeting (Conclave).  The location is the George R. Brown Convention Center, 1001 Avenida De Las Americas, Houston, Texas.   We would welcome the addition of your university/college for our youth.   A response for your participation would be appreciated by July 31, 2013. If you are unable to attend, we would appreciate the referral of your area representative from your university/college. 

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Piney Woods

Greetings Brothers,

Founded in 1909 the Piney Woods School is a co-educational boarding school located in Piney Woods, Mississippi. It is the largest and second oldest continually operating African-American boarding school for grades 9-12 in America.

Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. has a long standing relationship with the Piney Woods School, having established Kappa Kamp there as part of our National Guide Right Program initiative. Kappa Kamp teaches youth to envision their educational opportunities as stepping stones and positive influences in their decision making for personal growth and achievement in life. For 16 years, Kappa Alpha Psi’s Kappa Kamp has partnered with Piney Woods to help carry out those efforts.

As we have looked strategically at our Guide Right Program design our research has determined that our Kamp must be focused on college readiness and college preparation. As a result, Kappa Alpha Psi has entered into a strategic partnership with Paul Quinn College in Dallas, Texas. It is our belief that a Kamp that is placed in a college setting will have a profound effect on our youth’s self-image, broadening their view of themselves as college bound material.

That said; Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. still has a commitment of support for the Piney Woods School. We continue to hold Piney Woods near to our heart and we appeal to our membership to continue to give your financial support to the Piney Woods School. Yes we need to support the new Kappa Kamp at Paul Quinn College. However, we are not turning our backs to the Piney Woods School.

We ask that you please make a donation to the Piney Woods School today. Thank You.

Yours in the Bond,

William “Randy” Bates, Jr., Esq.
Grand Polemarch
Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc.

A Visit To China

August 11, 2012

To: Grand Board, Province Polemarchs, Polemarchs, Brothers
From: William "Randy" Bates, Jr., Esq., Grand Polemarch
Subject: African American Student Leadership Study Visit to China
We are happy to announce that our undergraduate team; Brothers Jeremy Williams, Marcellus Taylor, Bryce Grimes and Stanton Parker II, have completed one week of their historic study visit to China.The first week included a combination of classes and tours of historic sites in China.

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National Founders Day 2013

Dear Brothers,

Greetings from the St. Louis Alumni Chapter, East St. Louis Alumni Chapter and Belleville-O’Fallon Alumni Chapter, hosts of the 2013 National Founders’ Day. The host chapters, which uniquely represent the Middle Western Province and North Central Province, have a long history of sharing in an annual celebration of our beloved founders and Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. We are especially pleased to be able to continue this tradition as host of the 2013 National Founders’ Day.

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