MENTORING

Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. and the March of Dimes Birth Defects Foundation began collaboratively implementing Project Alpha in 1980. This 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 at Hart Middle School in SE Washington.

The three goals of Project Alpha programs are:

  1. Sharing knowledge by combating ignorance and fear with factual information.
  2. Changing attitudes by providing motivation toward positive changes in sexual behavior.
  3. Providing skills by creating a sense of empowerment and self-esteem.
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.

  • 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