#CAP (College Admissions Process)
Alpha Kappa Alpha will assist students as they seek admission to college by providing guidance and support in completing the application and enrollment process through the 2018-2022 Signature Program, #CAPSM.
Too many African-American high school students lack the basic support needed to navigate through the college admissions process. Through #CAPSM, chapters will partner with local high schools and youth groups to bridge the gap between high school and college by demystifying the college application and enrollment process. This educational initiative will extend to all colleges and universities, both HBCUs and non-HBCUs.
#CAPSM is a step-by-step approach to facilitate college admission from researching various institutions and submitting applications through completion of the enrollment process. Chapters will assist students in completing college applications, preparing for the ACT and SAT, writing compelling personal statements, identifying scholarships and other financial aid, and compiling a portfolio to track college admission results. Through #CAPSM, Alpha Kappa Alpha will improve the trajectory of the lives of talented young people by increasing their potential for success and laying the foundation for positive, productive, and fulfilling lives.
To date, KBO has financially partnered with the Willie B. Adkins Program in Vallejo, California to assist students in participating in their annual HBCU College Tour. We have also co-sponsored SAT/ACT informational workshops, have organized college workshops and have assembled African American college student panels for high school students. Additionally, KBO has mentored and guided African American students from the local community through their Debutante program to obtain many hours of local community service which has also benefited them in the college application process.
KBO's #CAP program will continue with these activities and is also hoping to add additional support with the college application process itself. Members of KBO's #CAP committee will be in attendance with students at Northern California's annual Black College Expo on February 8th, 2020. Other activities are to be determined by the committee.