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ALPHA PHI ALPHA FRATERNITY, INC.,
P. O. Box 5244
Greenville, South Carolina 29607
Clark, Jeremy Richardson
Telephone: (864) 441-9067
MLK Youth Award Program &
Rudolph G. Gordon College Fair draws a record of attendees.
More than 300 Greenville High School
winners will receive award this year.
Brothers Keith Barksdale and Bobby Clark provide closing comments during the MLK Youth Program in Feb. 4th
Greenville, South Carolina- Alpha Phi Alpha Greenville Foundation sponsored their 38th Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Youth Program & Rudolph Gordon College Fair at Furman's University Center on Saturday, February 4th.
This program is a part of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity’s national effort, “Go to High School, Go to College”, which started in 1916. The Foundation along with Gamma Gamma Chapter is again holding this program with Furman University, continuing its eight year partnership with conducting Martin Luther King, Jr. events.
The Rudolph G. Gordon College Fair started at 9 AM and featured more than a dozen college representatives from Voorhees College, Clemson University, University of SC, Furman University, J.C. Smith University, Greenville Technical College and North Greenville University.
The Youth program started at 11 AM and featured 75 of the 300 2017 MLK Youth Award winners from all the fourteen (14) High Schools in Greenville County. Last year, with the help of local High School District, we awarded more than 240 awards in five categories: Academics, Art, Athletics, Leadership, & Music.
"Our program seeks to recognize talented studenst with our awards which were selected by each of the school.", say Bobby Clark, MLK Youth Award Program and Gordon College Fair chair. "We then to give the means to deal with some of the challenges with attending college with information and the opportunity to speak to College recruiters about their campuses."
In addition to the awards, The "means" are the seminars on Financial Aid & College Life during the program for students and parents. the Finanicial Aid session feature a finanical aid advocate to give advice to parents about the Finanicial Aid system. The College Life session was lead by Brother Jeremy Richaerson along with students from USC Upstate, Clemson, and Furman University. Light refreshments were served at following the award program.
Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc., the first intercollegiate
Greek-letter fraternity established for African-Americans,
was founded at Cornell University in Ithaca,
New York on December
4, 1906. The Gamma Gamma Lambda Chapter was chartered on August 24, 1941 in
Greenville, South Carolina
under the Umbrella of the National Organization and the first African-American
Greek-Letter Alumni Chapter
in the Upstate of South Carolina.
Established in 2012 as a public 501(c)3 non-profit, tax-exempted organization, Alpha Phi Alpha Greenville Foundation's mission is to aid the poor and disadvantage and help them toward a life of self-sufficiency. Our programs address teenage pregnancy prevention, college preparation & awareness, educational scholarships, youth leadership development and other similar programs. We serve the Upstate area of South Carolina, and are affiliated with the Gamma Gamma Lambda Chapter of ΑΦΑ in Greenville, South Carolina.
Gamma Gamma Lambda Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. was chartered on August 24, 1941. The Chapter was chartered as third Alumni chapter in SC under the Fraternal administration of Bro. Ray W. Logan, 16th General President and Bro. Jos. H.B. Evans, General Secretary. For more than seventy years, and under the Umbrella of the National Organization, Gamma Gamma Lambda Chapter set as her objective to carry out the mandates of "Manly Deeds, Scholarship, and Love for All Mankind".