Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. and the
March of Dimes Birth Defects Foundation began collaboratively
implementing Project Alpha in 1980. This collaborative project is designed
to provide education, motivation and skill-building on issues of
responsibility, relationships, teen pregnancy and sexually transmitted
diseases for young males ages 12-15 years. Designed to provide young men
with current and accurate information about teen pregnancy prevention,
Project Alpha consists of a series of workshops and informational sessions
conducted by Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity brothers. The three goals of Project
Alpha programs are:
Knowledge by combating ignorance and fear with factual information.
Attitudes by providing motivation toward positive changes in sexual
Skills by creating a sense of empowerment and self-esteem.
week, which started in 2000, targets the second week of October every year.
Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. chapters all across the country execute the
program with their local March of Dimes to implement Project Alpha programs.
education for young males 12-15 years old on sexuality, fatherhood and the
role of males in relationships.
young men to make decisions about their goals and values, and act in ways
that support their decisions.
young men's skills through role-playing. Utilizes appropriate male role
models and mentors.
The Project Alpha curriculum focuses on five key topics:
Responsibility, Respect and the Role of Males in Relationships
Pregnancy and Fatherhood
Yourself and Your Partner
Violence in Relationships
For more than
20 years, the men of Alpha Phi Alpha have been working with the staff and
volunteers of the March of Dimes Birth Defects Foundation, taking Project
Alpha to hundreds of communities and thousands of teen males.
Alpha Phi Alpha and the initiation of Project Alpha Began in the late 70s in
Chicago by the Brothers of Omicron Theta Lambda. The relationship with the
MOD came later in 1982, which led to the program becoming a national