Zeta Theta Lambda Foundation
P R O G R A M S
GO-TO-HIGH SCHOOL, GO-TO-COLLEGE
Adopted in the 1920s by Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, this historic program targets under-served and at-risk youth. Under this brand, ZTLF awards annual scholarships to Harrisburg Pennsylvania area high school students under the Andrew M. Bradley Scholarships and George M. Leader Book Awards. Over 50 students have been awarded college scholarships since 1986 and an equal number have received book awards during this period. ZTLF also assists local high school juniors by arranging for annual visits to colleges of interest. ZTLF, in collaboration with a local sorority, fund this annual trip, which typically serves 15-20 prospective college students.
VOTELESS PEOPLE IS A HOPELESS PEOPLE
Created in 1939 by Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, the goals of this program are to educate the public on the importance of voter participation, especially by African Americans. In this regard, ZTLF participates in voter education, voter registration and matters involving voter access.
Alpha Phi Alpha collaborated with the March of Dimes Defects Foundation to implement Project Alpha. 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. Project Alpha is designed to provide young men with current and accurate information about teen pregnancy prevention.
BIG BROTHERS, BIG SISTERS
Several members of ZTLF provide mentoring assistance to young men by serving as “Bigs” in the Big Brothers, Big Sisters Program of the Capital Region. ZTLF also periodically provides financial support to Big Brothers, Big Sisters of the Capital Region. Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity has established a national collaboration with the Big Brothers, Big Sisters organization, designed to encourage members of Alpha Phi Alpha to become big brothers and otherwise support the organization's programs.
GENTLEMEN & SCHOLARS
ZTLF members serve as mentors to young men attending schools in the Harrisburg School District (HSD), introduce them to college life and how to be a productive citizen in society. Each HSD Spring Break, ZTLF members take these young men on tours of colleges across the U.S. and incorporate activities and events during that time to expose them to new cultural, educational and social experiences. This is a signature ZTLF program that meets the objectives of two other ZTLF programs: Go-to-High School, Go-to-College and Project Alpha.