Friday, May 12, 2023

Planning for the Future

Bro.Brian Hurd and Bro. Leon O’Hara spoke to the young males of the AMP program.  They led a discussion on the importance of having a plan and getting them to think about their futures. Not only did both of them talk about their upbringings and what led them to become the successful men they are today, but they also showed them how to create future plans for themselves.

Friday, March 31, 2023

Law Symposium & Mock Trial

The Alpha Mentoring Program along with The Village participated in the Law Symposium event led by Cara Hunt of the Black Law Student Association on March 25th at Washington University. While at the university, the boys did a variety of scavenger hunt activities in various rooms in the Anheuser Busch Building. In the afternoon, we went to the St. Louis County Courthouse in Clayton, Missouri for a mock trial led by Bro. Joshua Lubatkin. He and Bro. Justin Strayhorn guided our boys as they engaged in the roles of defense and plaintiff attorneys. Newly appointed St. Louis County Municipal Judge Carla Hughes participated as the judge in our mock trial.  Thank you to officer Steven Musselwhite and Attorney Portia Musselwhite for also participating in the mock trial.

Attorney Bro. Strayhorn and Attorney Musselwhite with one of the participants
The young men at Washington University during the scavenger hunt

Bro. Joshua Lubatkin  working with one of young men in the mock trial.

Washington University BLSA President Cara Hunt Speaks to the entire group
Participant along with Bro. Lubatkin speaks to officer Musselwhite while Judge Carla Hughes hears the case

Wednesday, December 21, 2022

Delux Power 100: Servants of All

We would like to congratulate our brothers who were honorees of the 2022  Delux Power 100 awards ceremony.  Salute to Bro. Anthony Kiekow, Bro. Christopher Randall and Bro. Dr. Brian Gant for breaking barriers and continuing to achieve in their areas of expertise while serving in the St. Louis region. Your contributions continue to represent what it means to be servants of all.


Tuesday, October 25, 2022

St Jude Walk/Run

On Saturday, September 24th, 2022, members of the Epsilon Lambda Chapter participated in an early morning walk/run fundraiser hosted by the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. This annual fundraising event raises money for St. Jude as they serve children who are fighting serious illnesses, including cancer. Chapter President Brother Michael Ferrer and St. Jude Area Executive Director, Lathon Ferguson led the chapter in the fundraising effort and Alpha’s participation in the event.

Community Art Fair

During the second weekend of September 2022, members of the Epsilon Lambda and Alpha Eta Chapters took part in a community event in support of the St. Louis County Art Fair. This is the second year that Epsilon Lambda and the first year that Alpha Eta has participated in this event. Proceeds from beverage sales will help fund the program operations of both chapters for the coming year.

Thursday, July 7, 2022

Clayco Awards The Village Mentoring Program


Brother Kenan D. Morrison displaying his award from the Clayco Juneteenth Celebration

The Clayco Foundation held its second annual Juneteenth Ceremony at the Fulton Market East in Chicago, Illinois. At this event, several organizations received grants for their tireless efforts on the front lines to lift up our communities. One of those recipients was The Village mentoring program. The organization's founder and CEO is Brother Kenan D. Morrison. In his acceptance speech, Brother Morrison mentioned that this mission of his is a result of his family structure. He also expressed the importance of making sure that the youth in the organization get as many life experiences as possible to help expand their scope in order to prepare them for what they want to do in society.

The Village is partnered with the Epsilon Lambda Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Incorporated’s Alpha Mentoring Program. The Epsilon Lambda Charitable Foundation has sponsored the food for the young men along with the S.T.E.M. Program. The Village meets twice a month to engage in various educational activities. The Epsilon Lambda Charitable Foundation has also provided their house as a learning facility to implement The Village’s education curriculum.

Softball Tournament 2022


Brothers of Epsilon Lambda holding the proceeds after winning the tournament

The Brothers of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity - Epsilon Lambda Chapter won the annual softball tournament. They defeated the Masons along with all of the other Black Greek Letter fraternities in the St. Louis area! The softball tournament also hosted a canned food drive. Proceeds from the food drive went to the Centennial Christian Church's food pantry.

Planning for the Future

Bro.Brian Hurd and Bro. Leon O’Hara spoke to the young males of the AMP program.  They led a discussion on the importance of having a plan ...