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Kappa League - History

Under the chairmanship of Mel Davis, the Los Angeles Alumni Chapter’s Social Action Program took the form of training activity for young men of the Alain Leroy Locke High School. Called the Kappa Instructional Leadership League, it was designed to help young men grow, receive, and develop their leadership talents in every phase of human endeavor. It provided both challenging and rewarding experiences, which richly enhanced their lives. Membership was open to male students from the tenth through the twelfth grades. The fraternity sought to help these young men to achieve worthy goals for themselves and make constructive contributions to their community when leadership roles become the responsibility.


Kappa League was founded on Thursday, February 12, 1969, by the Los Angeles Alumni Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc., at Alain LeRoy Locke High School.  Kappa League was adopted by the Grand Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. at the 56th Grand Chapter which was held August 12-15, 1970.  The founders of the Kappa Instructional Leadership League were Mel L. Davis an Elder Watson Diggs Awardee and Edgar H. Bishop.


Kappa League is a program for the educational, occupational and social guidance of male students in grades 6th-12th.  The nucleus and primary focus of the Kappa League revolves around the "Five Phases" which are

    1. Self-Identity: Discipline,  Assurance, Awareness, and Appearance​   

    2. Training: Academic, Career-Choice, Preparation, and Organization​   

    3. Competition: Politics, Career Advancement, and Sports​   

    4. Social: Religion, The Arts, Entertainment, Conversation/Communication, and Etiquette/Manners​   

    5. Health Education: Physical Fitness, Sex Education, Drug Education, and Health and Safety.


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