By Melissa Spellman
NJG Fall Intern
New Journal and Guide
The Norfolk Alumni Chapter (NAC) of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity’s Save Our Youth Foundation, Inc. will host its First Scholarship and Achievement Black Tie Gala on Saturday, October 14, 2023, at 6:30 p.m. at the Delta Hotel in Chesapeake.
The theme for the inaugural year gala is “Leaving a Legacy, Building into Generations to Come.”
The Norfolk Kappa chapter has been offering scholarships since 1982 to help remove the financial barriers for Black males who desire to go to college. Over the years, their Save Our Youth Foundation, founded in 2005, has provided more than $120,000 in scholarships and grants to area youths and adults. Funds from this year’s event will allow the foundation to enlarge its ability to give more scholarships.
Program organizers say their scholarships to Black males, especially, are important due to the decrease in Black male enrollment in higher education because of financial hardships. Applications are reviewed by a committee that votes on deserving recipients.
The Save Our Youth Foundation is dedicated to youth mentorship, providing scholarships, and resources to students and low-income families. Their mission is to improve the lives of youth and adults in South Hampton Roads through the inspiration of philanthropy.
The foundation serves the Norfolk community hosting events, activities, special guest speakers, and trips for students throughout the year. One of the foundation’s initiatives is the Guide Right Program working with Norfolk middle schools and high schools offering in school mentorship and catering to young Black males.
The foundation is requesting community and corporate support in their continued efforts to provide financial aid to worthy and deserving students continuing their education.
Sponsorships, donations, and tickets are tax deductible at https://nacsoyf1stBlacktiegala.eventbrite.com.
High school students can apply for scholarships online at https://saveouryouthfoundation.org/
If you have any questions, please contact Tim Lamb (757) 541-9161 or Keith Chapman, Sr., (757) 639-6290.