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 12-18 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:
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:
1. Responsibility, Respect and the Role of Males in
2. Adolescent Pregnancy and Fatherhood
3. Protecting Yourself and Your Partner
4. Sexually Transmitted Diseases
5. Intimate Violence in Relationships
Due to the sometimes sensitive nature of the curriculum and content, all workshop participants under the age of 18 need the consent of their parent or guardian in order to attend the conference. (Complete this CONSENT FORM and bring on the day of the event)