Services to Youth

This facet focuses on providing a range of innovative, substantive and sustainable pre-K through 12th grade programming, which contribute proven results to key educational or social community issues. The signature program for the Metro-Manhattan (NY) Chapter Links is the Young Achievers Program.

Young Achievers Program

Inaugurated in the fall of 1998, the Chapter’s Young Achievers program has addressed the academic, social and economic requirements for college preparation. The program has nurtured in excess of 300 young men, 95 percent of whom have matriculated to college and/or other post secondary education programs. The program is for high school students in grades 9-12. The program is run in collaboration with the Alpha Gamma Lambda Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Incorporated.

The program consists of a series of life skills workshops covering:

  • Leadership development and social responsibility
  • Etiquette training and public speaking
  • Career opportunities and workplace mentoring
  • Healthy lifestyles including violence prevention and substance abuse avoidance
  • College admission process including financial aid and essay preparation

The Young Achievers participate in monthly seminars and workshops. All college or post-secondary institution matriculating graduates receive a new lap top computer, printer, and a book scholarship.

In addition to underwriting the seminars and workshops, the chapter has awarded in excess of $100,000 in scholarships and equipment to our young men to ensure they are college ready.

Services to Youth Updates

2015 Young Achievers graduating seniors

Metro-Manhattan Links, Incorporated and the Alpha Gamma Lambda Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. held their 16th Anniversary Graduation Dinner for the class of 2015 Young Achievers… 7/2/15 Read More

Metro-Manhattan Links partner with Metropolitan Museum of Art

Last week, the Children’s Defense Fund Freedom School and co-sponsor the Metro-Manhattan Links partnered with the Metropolitan Museum of Art to host a day of “Understanding Cultures Through Art” for 57 of the school’s student-scholars and chaperons… 7/31/14 Read More