Youth Development

Youth Development

Guide Right/Kappa League

What is the Benchmark Kappa Youth Leadership Institute? 
The Benchmark Kappa Youth Leadership Institute is the Baltimore Alumni Chapter’s and its Foundation’s contribution to the Guide Right/Kappa League movement. The initiative seeks to increase the high school retention, graduation and college enrollment and graduation rates of low-income, underrepresented students from Baltimore City.  The goal of the program is to foster a sense of achievement while preparing and inspiring first-generation, low-income and academically ambitious minority males from disadvantaged communities to not only meet colleges’ and universities’ admission standards but to matriculate and graduate.

Program Objectives 

  • Increase the number of low income academically promising students from Baltimore City, who complete high school and apply to and attend post-secondary educational institutions.
  • Provide general guidance and support for at risk youth.
  • Promote personal and social responsibility among at-risk-youth.
  • Encourage participation in service and community activities among at risk students.

Our Students

Our Scholars are comprised of first generation, low income and academically promising middle school minority males who pledge a commitment to five years of programming.  These young men are dreamers, leaders and achievers who has expressed interest in and are aspiring careers in Engineering, Education, Medicine, Criminal Justice, Law, Business, and Humanities among many others.

For More Information or to get Connected

Contact: Donald Chambers, Director, Benchmark Kappa Youth Leadership Institute, (443) 956-5395