Forty-two young men at Fulton Leadership Academy were enlightened on life skills by the Omicron Phi Lambda chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., also known as the South Fulton Alphas.
As part of the fraternity’s national program called Project Alpha, 39 OPL brothers and three Alpha men from the Georgia Tech chapter, Nu Mu, shared invaluable information with the scholars in five key areas: Responsibility, Respect and the role of Males in Relationships; Adolescent Pregnancy and Fatherhood; Protecting Yourself and Your Partner; Sexually Transmitted Diseases and Intimate Violence in Relations. Also, there was a discussion on HIV awareness by Dewayne Ford of AIDAtlanta.
“We consider our time with these young men as opportunities to enhance their lives in various ways,” says event Chair Alpha Stanley Joseph. “Our community efforts are nonstop, but we consider this one vital because we’re touching our future leaders of South Fulton.”
The students were tested on their knowledge of the subjects before and after the sessions, and the post-event scores reflected a 23.7% grade increase.