Impacting the lives of young men
Since 1954, the Fort Lauderdale Alumni Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi® Fraternity has focused on enriching the lives of young men in Broward County. To elevate their commitment and resources, the chapter created a foundation to support their charitable activities.
Years in Business
We share two values that are a big part of why we started our foundation. Our members were taught to give back and to be optimistic about the future. At the center of the foundation’s mission is to support the education of minority youth.
Our donors and partners are focused on minority youth who are disproportionately negatively impacted by failing school systems, community violence and the justice system. Through volunteerism and donations our goal is to expand opportunity for young men and boys of color. Most of the statistics on African-American boys present a deficit perspective, including all of the ways in which African-American boys are not healthy, not meeting age-connected expectations, and not succeeding in toe with their female peers. Annually, we expand opportunities through our resources for black boys and young men.
Across Greater Fort Lauderdale, our foundation supports other community organizations as a part of our mission.
Over the Years
The Achievement Foundation of Fort Lauderdale was conceived in 1997 by the members of the Fort Lauderdale Alumni of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc..
Inaugural Golf Fundraiser
The foundation launched the Artis “Jack” Hall Golf Klassic. For over 20 years, the golf klassic has contributed significantly to minority youth scholarships. Last year, graduating seniors received $25,000.
Kappa League Expanded
The foundation decided to increase their impact on local minority youth by mentoring 7th to 12th graders. This tripled the number of Kappa Leaguers in our program.
The foundation was changed from Kappa Alpha Psi Foundation to its’ current name – Achievement Foundation of Fort Lauderdale Inc.