As one of the most historic organizations comprised mainly of African American men, the Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. has established itself as a leading voice of influence to bringing about the large scale social and systemic changes needed to improve the outcomes and lives of young people in underserved communities throughout America in the form of advocacy and program support. Through an expansion of this organization, the Upper Marlboro/Waldorf (MD) Alumni Chapter and the Kappa Youth Development Foundation, Inc commits to the same ideals and principles through its efforts in serving those in the communities of Charles and Prince George's County, Maryland

HISTORY

Chartered in Maryland in 1994, the Kappa Youth Development, Inc. (KYD) operates as the philanthropic charitable arm of the Upper Marlboro/Waldorf (MD) Alumni Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. KYD received its Internal Revenue Service 501(c)(3) income tax-exempt certification in 1995.

 

MISSION

Since 1995, KYD has provided scholarships, youth initiatives, community health and wellness programs. KYD’s operations are divided into three areas:

  1. Kappa Kare® Community Health and Wellness Programs

    • Healthy living for Men of Color and their families

    • Senior Citizens and HIV awareness

    • On 08/16/2012, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommended one-time testing without prior ascertainment of HCV (hepatitis -C) risk for persons born during 1945-1965 (baby boomers).
       

  2. Provide Scholarships (available to all students), as well as, focused on reading, math and life skills. 
     

  3. Operates a local branch of the National Kappa League and Diamonds in the Rough of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc.

Our Foundation

Chartered in Maryland in 1994, the Kappa Youth Development, Inc. (KYD) operates as the philanthropic charitable arm of the Upper Marlboro/Waldorf (MD) Alumni Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc.

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Our Work - Our Impact

We recognize that the pressing issues facing our youth and communities in the 21st century can only be solved through a multi-faceted approach.  Since 1995, KYD has supported the communities of Charles and Prince George's County, Maryland through scholarships, youth mentoring programs and initiatives, and community health and wellness programs to name a few.

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Our Community

The Kappa Youth Development is dedicated to enabling and promoting the advancement and positive change needed to under resourced and represented communities. Through the generous support of like minded organizations and individuals who share our values, we can reach the common goal of enhancing the lives of those impacted, particularly through education, training, and community redevelopment.

Serving the Upper Marlboro and Charles County, Maryland Communities through Youth Mentoring, Men's Health Awareness and Community Service.

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P.O. Box 442112

Ft. Washington, MD 20744

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