The LDAC Foundation is the lifeblood of our service. One of our primary goals is to help young African-American males to matriculate colleges and universities. Many of our financial resources are reserved for this purpose. In fact, in 2014, we awarded over $26,000 in scholarships to young deserving students. Our aim is to keep this tradition going for many years to come, and to increase the amount given in scholarships each year.
Kappa League (Guide Right)
The LDAC Kappa League is under the umbrella of our Guide Right Program which guides young men of the local community in the right direction through mentoring, leadership training, and by providing scholarships. Kappa League is a program for the educational, occupational and social guidance of male students in grades 6th-12th. The Lawrenceville-Duluth Alumni Chapter has been regionally and nationally awarded by the fraternity as Guide Right Chapter of the Year. Our mantra is, “As Guide Right goes, so goes our Chapter, and so goes our Fraternity.”
Georgia-Gwinnett College’s African American Male Initiative (AAMI)
We are partners with Georgia-Gwinnett College, providing community-based support to train, mentor, motivate and encourage African-American Males, not only to remain in college, but to excel in college. The program is entitled, “The Elite Scholars Program.” Through monthly workshops and meetings, we provide training on various topics like: Goal Setting, Self Discovery, Strategic Networking, and Dress, Actions, and Behaviors. Recently, our Elite Scholars posted the highest GPA of any incoming freshmen group at Georgia Gwinnett. They also provide upward mentoring to our Guide Right Program, which is comprised of Middle and High School Students.
Each year, we team up with the North-Metro Pan-Hellenic Council to ensure we are funneling a portion of our resources to help with cancer research. Collectively, with the Divine Nine of Gwinnett, we partner with the Gwinnett Chapter of Relay-for-Life to help build awareness, remember our loved ones who have battled cancer, and fund research efforts against this terrible disease.
Every quarter throughout the year, the Brothers of LDAC dedicates a minimum of 2 hours to ensure our roads in Gwinnett County are Clean and Beautiful. We roll up our sleeves and take to the streets (Five Forks Trickum Near Sugar Loaf Parkway) to pick up trash and debris along the highway. We also enlist the efforts of our Guide Right Mentees when school is in session.
Reading Relay (Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.)
Each January, we partner with the Gwinnett Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Incorporated to ensure young students in Gwinnett County are re-introduced to the power and importance of reading. We visit just about every library branch in Gwinnett County, and the brothers and sisters read to our young people.
Ride for St. Jude
In June of each year, we partner with The Divine Nine via the North-Metro Chapter of the National Pan-Hellenic Council to ride for St. Jude. This is when we take to two wheels (some have three or four) and travel the highways and bi-ways of Gwinnett County for this great cause. Our partnership with the Lawrenceville Police Department affords us the opportunity to ride over 100 miles free of stops as we are escorted through our wonderful county and surrounding areas. We normally meet at Cycle Gear in the Lawrenceville where vendors and a DJ provide a family-fun atmosphere for all participants and riders.
Go Red Heart Disease Awareness Initiative (Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.)
Each year, we partner with the ladies of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated to bring awareness to heart disease, its causes and how to take preventative measures to significantly decrease your changes of having to it. This disease adversely impacts the African-American Community, so it is very important for us to continue to bring awareness to our friends, family and anyone else who could be at risk.
Salvation Army Angel Tree Initiative
We must remember the less fortunate during every holiday season. To ensure we are doing just that, we partner with the Salvation Army, along with our mentees from our Guide Right Program and other caring citizens to pack the Angel Tree bags for distribution to less fortunate families from Gwinnett. To date, we have packed more than 5,000 bags of Angel Tree toys and gifts for children who otherwise would not have a memorable Christmas or Holiday Season.
There are just a few of the programs we support as a chapter. If you would like to donate to our cause, please make a Tax-Deductible Donation to our Foundation, and we will put your hard-earned dollars to work in a viable and beneficial community program