Go to High School, Go to College “Men of Tomorrow” Program.
The Zeta Alpha Lambda Chapter fosters academic scholarship by providing a comprehensive and continuing series of activities for young men (and their parents/guardians) participating in the chapter’s Go-To High School, Go-To College “Men of Tomorrow” program. The activities directly promote academic growth and strengthen the young men in key areas (spiritual, social, physical, financial, relationships, communications, etc.) which are “essential enablers” for academic progress.
The program, celebrating its 40th anniversary this year, continues to build on the principles established in its origin. Over 400 young men have successfully completed the program and continued on to pursue degrees and careers in fields such as public administration, computer science, engineering, aviation, physics and law.
Angel Tree Program.
The Zeta Alpha Lambda Chapter collaborates with the City of Lauderdale Lakes Department of Social Services and Alzheimer’s Care to help provide gifts to over 200 young children and Christmas dinners for their families in the Lauderdale Lakes community via the department’s “Angel Tree Program.”
Thanksgiving Basket Program
The Zeta Alpha Lambda Chapter provides financially stressed families in Broward County with a full Thanksgiving dinner each year
The Zeta Alpha Lambda Chapter and the Broward County Supervisor of Elections Office joins hands in community efforts to register voters in Broward County. The chapter registers its eligible “Men of Tomorrow” program members, and partners with the Supervisor of Elections Office to assist existing voters in making address changes, name changes, or party affiliation changes. Often Floridians, previously convicted of non-violent crimes, are surprised to learn that they can have their rights restored automatically upon completion of their sentences, probation, and upon making restitution.
Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration at New Mount Olive Baptist Church
The annual Martin Luther King, Jr. memorial celebration sponsored by the Zeta Alpha Lambda Chapter and hosted by the New Mount Olive Baptist Church has faithfully presented (for 40 years) our Broward, Miami-Dade and Palm Beach county citizens with an opportunity to continue to learn about and celebrate the life and legacy of one of the greatest leaders of the 20th century.
Adopt-A Street Program
The Zeta Alpha Lambda Chapter works in coordination with Broward County’s Waste and Recycling Services and to keep a one-mile stretch of “Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard” in Fort Lauderdale, FL. clear of trash. The chapter encourages neighborhood pride and increases property values in the communities of Saint George, Washington Park, Broward Estates, and Boulevard Garden.
Martin Luther King Day of Service
Each year, the brothers of the Zeta Alpha Lambda Chapter join schools, churches, community organizations, and youth groups from all walks of life in Fort Lauderdale’s annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., “March for Dignity”.
March of Dimes, March for Babies
The Zeta Alpha Lambda Chapter joins forces with the March of Dimes and raises money to support lifesaving research, community events, education and advocacy that help babies get a healthy start. The chapter generates funds for both the Broward and Palm Beach County March of Dimes organizations through an innovative partnership with Hurricane Grill and Wings and the Palm Beach alumni and undergraduate chapters of Alpha Phi Alpha. The chapter also participates in the Fort Lauderdale March of Dimes, March for Babies Walk. In additional to participating in the walk, we provide logistic, promotional, media and staff support for the walk.
American Cancer Society Relay for Life
Each year, the Zeta Alpha Lambda Chapter participates in the community-based Relay for Life fundraiser for the American Cancer Society. Chapter members, family members and supporters all walk raise funds to improve cancer survival, decrease the incidence of cancer, and improve the quality of life for cancer patients and their caretakers. A Relay For Life a multi-day public gathering, spanning all day and night in a large outdoor space, and many people bring tents and camp out around the walking tracks.
Kids In Distress, Inc.
Each year, the Zeta Alpha Lambda creates an extensive coalition of partners and donors from the corporate, educational, faith-based, philanthropic and entertainment communities, along with small businesses and individual supporters. Under the chapter’s leadership, this coalition holds and annual “White Party” Charity Fundraiser to benefit Kids In Distress of Broward and Palm Beach counties (KID). KID is a licensed nationally accredited agency working for the prevention of child abuse, preservation of the family, and the treatment of abused and neglected children. Guests and partners travel from across the state and across the country to attend this fundraiser with an “all-white attire” theme.