Alpha Phi Alpha’s National Programs and special projects are community outreach and mentoring initiatives that have been adopted by the organization’s governing body and mandated for implementation by all of its chapters. Iota Pi Lambda implements several programs at the local level in support of these efforts. Some of these activities are listed below.

Adopt-a-Classroom Project

Annual school supply donation event to a deserving elementary school located in South Miami-Dade. Iota Pi Lambda provides supplemental support and resources to school throughout the year.

Men of Tomorrow

Youth group for middle and high school age boys. Participants receive mentoring, academic support, college readiness advising and attend free social activities.

Thanksgiving Basket Giveaway

In collaboration with Devon Aire K-8 Center, Chapter Brothers package and distribute holiday meal baskets for families in need.

Christmas Toy Drive Giveaway

Iota Pi Lambda works with community partners to collect and distribute toys to children during the holiday season.


Iota Pi Lambda annually donates to nonprofits such as the March of Dimes and American Cancer Society to support their mission to educate and fund research that addresses health disparities amongst African Americans.

Golden Standard in Education

Annual activity to recognize unsung heroes employed by Miami Dade County Public School who go above and beyond to serve our youth. Honorees are selected from one of four categories: District, School Leadership, Instructional, and Support Staff.


Each year, the Brothers of Iota Pi Lambda provide several scholarships to deserving minority males graduating from high schools in Miami-Dade. Recipients are selected on the basis of scholarship, service, and community.

More Programs

Additional chapter activities include support of local youth athletic teams, academic supplement initiatives, cultural enrichment programs, health advocacy, social and civic engagement, and international relief campaigns.

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