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"Project Alpha"
Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.

Alpha Alpha Lambda Chapter, Inc.
Founded October 13, 1926

Train up a child in the way he should go, even when he is old he will not depart from it.
Proverbs 22:6

Teen Pregnancy & Prevention 

Characteristics Associated with
Adolescent Childbearing

Numerous individual, family, and community characteristics have been linked to adolescent childbearing. For example, adolescents who are enrolled in school and engaged in learning (including participating in after-school activities, having positive attitudes toward school, and performing well educationally) are less likely than are other adolescents to have or to father a baby. At the family level, adolescents with mothers who gave birth as teens and/or whose mothers have only a high school degree are more likely to have a baby before age 20 than are teens whose mothers were older at their birth or who attended at least some college. In addition, having lived with both biological parents at age 14 is associated with a lower risk of a teen birth. At the community level, adolescents who live in wealthier neighborhoods with strong levels of employment are less likely to have or to father a baby than are adolescents in neighborhoods in which income and employment opportunities are more limited.  CLICK TO READ FULL U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES REPORT HERE

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Alpha 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:
  • Sharing Knowledge by combating ignorance and fear with factual information.

  • Changing Attitudes by providing motivation toward positive changes in sexual behavior.

  • Providing Skills by creating a sense of empowerment and self-esteem.

Project Alpha 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.

Program Highlights

  • Provides education for young males 12-15 years old on sexuality, fatherhood and the role of males in relationships.

  • Motivates young men to make decisions about their goals and values, and act in ways that support their decisions.

  • Builds young men's skills through role-playing. Utilizes appropriate male role models and mentors.

Project Alpha Curriculum
The Project Alpha curriculum focuses on five key topics:

  • Responsibility, Respect and the Role of Males in Relationships

  • Adolescent Pregnancy and Fatherhood

  • Protecting Yourself and Your Partner

  • Sexually Transmitted Diseases

  • Intimate Violence in Relationships

          A 20-year Collaboration

For more than 30 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 Iota Delta Lambda. The relationship with the MOD came later in 1982, which led to the program becoming a national program.


Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity has been a national WalkAmerica team since 1998.