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GGL & AΦΑGF sponsor 2015 Project Alpha Seminar on July 25

posted Jun 1, 2015, 10:23 PM by Bobby Clark   [ updated Jun 1, 2015, 10:24 PM ]

Our goal is assist young men to make responsible decisions

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Brothers Darrin Johnson and Chuck Ford 
kickoff the 2014 Project Alpha last year.

Greenville, South Carolina - The Greenville Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity will conduct a local Project Alpha seminar on July 25, 2015 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. The location this year will be at the Kroc Center in downtown Greenville, South Carolina.

Project Alpha is an educational program for adolescent males conducted collaboratively by Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. and the March of Dimes. First developed in 1980, its goal is to assist young men with making responsible decisions. The program encourages participants to increase healthy lifestyle behaviors by learning about the consequences of pregnancy, anatomy and physiology of the human body, and the importance of fatherhood. The program has three main components: knowledge building, motivation and taking the message back to friends and the community. 

Local churches, organizations, and schools are asked to refer young African-American males between the ages of 12-17 whom will benefit from the program. We also invite members to join us in facilitating the program by serving as group leaders in the presentations and group discussions being held. Volunteers, including community leaders, health care providers, lawyers and clergymen, lead the sessions. 

Attendees can register online at projectalpha-agf.eventbrite.com by July 18, 2015. For more information about Project Alpha in this community, please contact Chuck Ford, Project Alpha Chairman at 864-325-2809, or contact the Greenville March of Dimes Chapter at 864-235-8576.