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:
- 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.
The Project Alpha curriculum focuses on five key topics