TARGET I. EDUCATION ENRICHMENT
A. ASCEND℠- signature youth enrichment program designed to motivate, engage and assist high school students in reaching their maximum potential. ASCEND℠ will focus on Achievement, Self Awareness, Communication, Engagement, Networking and Developmental Skills.
B. One Million Backpacks- members will donate and distribute one million backpacks and related school supplies to students over the four year period.
C. Think HBCU℠- highlights HBCUs and their contribution to the sorority and society. Through education, engagement and advocacy, HBCUs will be showcased as critical venue for moving students to and through college.
TARGET II. HEALTH PROMOTION
Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority will promote health awareness in three areas: Alzheimer's Disease, Stroke and Mental Illness.
A. Alzheimer's Disease and Caregiver Support Program- will generate awareness and support for Alzheimer's programming and research.
B. Stroke and Heart Disease Awareness- will remain a focus area as Alpha Kappa Alpha launches a major stroke prevention awareness campaign with emphasis on hypertension management, diet and exercise.
C. Mental Health-will be highlighted as members bring attention to the mental illness among diverse populations with low utilization of mental health services.
TARGET III. FAMILY STRENGTHENING
Alpha Kappa Alpha’s Family Strengthening Programs will target critical issues facing many families, including lack of food, shelter and financial means.
A. Childhood Hunger Initiatives- partnership with local agencies, food banks and community pantries.
B. Family Seasonal Wraps℠ - major initiative to collect and donate hats, gloves, socks, scarves, coats, sweaters and other seasonal wraps for families in need.
C. Fiscal Responsibility Programs- work with partner organizations and families to help increase their understanding of budgeting, basic financial planning and benefits of home ownership.
TARGET IV. ENVIRONMENTAL OWNERSHIP
Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority will implement high impact programs to provide healthy environments and improve the quality of life in the underserved communities.
A. AKA 1908 Playground Project℠- launched to ensure children have safe and inviting places to play. Sorority members will restore and renew 1,908 existing community and school playgrounds with its Restore, Refresh and Renew Project℠.
B. Acts of Green Program℠- members will promote environmental sustainability by encouraging recycling, litter prevention and waste management through daily green efforts in local communities.
TARGET V. GLOBAL IMPACT
A. USA Global Classrooms Project - to prepare today's youth for an increasingly global and complex society. Alpha Kappa Alpha members will work in partnership with the UNA-USA (United Nations Association) to expand understanding of the UN, its mission and focus.
B. Africare Partnership- Alpha Kappa Alpha Chapters will implement youth hunger initiatives on the continent of Africa.