On June 2013, Kansas City Missouri alumni chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi fraternity provided clothing to a group of young men participating in the Truman Behavioral Health Future Now program. The Kappa’s were asked to provide casual clothing, shirts, slacks, ties and suits for the young men in order for them to participate in prom or sponsored dances. “We did not hesitate when asked to provide these items. Kappa’s will always heed the call to step up and provide for the community. It’s our commitment, it’s our responsibility and these young men are our future leaders. It’s our calling as Kappa men. We will always strive to not only make a difference in Kansas City, but attempt to reach outside the walls of Kansas City to touch lives “, spoke KCMO Alumni Polemarch Shannon Armstrong.
Kappa social chairperson Maurice Cunningham said, “These young men have experienced life situations that would make some adults crumble under the pressure. So anytime we can make these young men feel on top of the world for even one night, we will be there. If we can affect one life in a positive manner, we believe that one can affect another and we will slowly begin to break the cycle of mental imprisonment our young men are facing”.
KCMO alumni chapter routinely participates in or conducts clothing and health drives, feeding the homeless, scholarship events, a city-wide Easter egg hunt, voter registration and other endeavors which promote the welfare of mankind. The KCMO alumni chapter was founded March 23, 1923 and for 90 years has been leading the charge for Greek organizations in giving back to the inner city of Kansas City, MO.