Alpha Jr. Gents

Alpha Jr. Gents

Young Male Mentorship & guidance

Mu Sigma Lambda’s Junior Gents Program was founded in 2002 by Alpha Phi Alpha members Kobina Yankah and Dr. Joseph Gambrell. Yankah, who helped facilitate a youth mentorship program with a Detroit Alumni chapter of the fraternity, was inspired to create a similar program in the Los Angeles area. The Junior Gents Program began with Yankah and Gambrell distributing flyers throughout several high schools and churches citywide. Early programs consisted of a small group of 6-8 young men. Yet, word of mouth and prestige of the program grew; expanding the number of attendees to 20 plus. As the program continued to grow, Alpha Phi Alpha brothers Dr. Kraig Golden and Ray Kyser helped to increase membership and further build the program’s topics and curriculum.

Mu Sigma Lambda’s Junior Gents Program is a leadership and empowerment program that provides young males with essential life skills and lessons. Through the various engaging topics, discussions, and activities- these young men are able to acquire the wisdom and confidence to achieve success after high school and prepare them for their college studies.

Through the monthly use of subject-matter, experts, and collaborative workshops, these young men will experience a variety of academic and life skills that will not only prepare them for college, but also to be leaders in their communities.

Upcoming Events

Program Topics

  • Mental Health Awareness
  • Social and Political Awareness
  • Prosocial Female Relationships
  • Fostering Positive Law Enforcement Interactions
  • Social Change
  • Career Roundtable
  • STEM Programming
  • Project Alpha
  • Parent & Student Orientation Sessions
  • Social Etiquette
  • Personal Safety Awareness
  • College Preparedness
  • Financial Literacy
  • Alabama State University vs. Pepperdine Basketball Game Field Trip
  • HBCU & College Preparation
  • Social Media Awareness
  • Brother Robert F. Smith “Be an Expert at your Craft” Video Review & Discussion
  • STEM Programming Field Trip – Downey Space Museum