In 1980, March of Dimes and Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. forged a partnership called Project Alpha, a program designed to provide young men with current and accurate information about teen pregnancy prevention.

In 1980, March of Dimes and Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. began collaborating on Project Alpha, a program designed to provide young men with current and accurate information about teen pregnancy prevention, healthy lifestyles and prematurity awareness. Project Alpha consists of a series of workshops and informational sessions conducted by Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity brothers.

The three goals of Project Alpha programs are:
• Sharing knowledge by combating ignorance and fear with factual information.
• Changing attitudes by providing motivation toward positive changes in sexual behavior.
• Providing skills by creating a sense of empowerment and self-esteem.

Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. chapters across the U.S. work with their local March of Dimes to implement Project Alpha programs. It’s just this type of work that helps all parents, babies and their families be healthy and strong.
 

Accomplishments

With national impact, Project Alpha: 

  • Reaches more than 25,000 young men every year.
  • Has raised over $2.5 million for the March of Dimes through support of March for Babies® events.