The brothers of Kappa Alpha Psi from Montclair, New Jersey are taking their mentorship international. This year the Montclair Kappa League took their mentees to West Africa.
The Montclair Kappa League continued its annual international travel series this summer in Ghana.
The Republic of Ghana is currently hosting “The Year of Return”, in recognition of the 400th year anniversary of enslaved Africans reaching the shores of Jamestown, VA and the Kappas wanted to make sure that youth from the area they serve had the chance to experience it.
During the seven day cultural immersion, six Kappa Leaguers and two brothers of Kappa Alpha Psi visited major cities in Ghana including Accra, Kumasi (Asante Kingdom) and Cape Coast.
Along the way they also visited adinkra stamping and kente weaving villages, the Elmina Castle where slaves were held captive before being shipped across the Atlantic and the Dr. Kwame Nkrumah Mausoleum.
The trip had a powerful effect on the Kappa Leaguers. “Walking down the same path some of our ancestors followed to their last bath (before being sold in to slavery) I felt connected,” Jayvin Irby, a graduating high school senior and the President of Montclair Kappa League, described his experience of The Ancestral River. “Seeing the river itself, and trying to imagine the torture they had to go through forever changed my life.”
We at Watch The Yard would like to commend the brothers of Kappa Alpha Psi giving these young Black men a chance to connect with the continent of Africa in such a powerful way.
Share this on Facebook if you think it deserves to go VIRAL
Sigmas1 week ago
Phi Beta Sigma’s Rep. Isaac Robinson Dies of Suspected Coronavirus Complications
Colleges6 days ago
Alabama State University Just Waived ACT/SAT Requirements for 2020-2021
Alphas1 week ago
ICE COLD: Here Are The Top Alpha Phi Alpha Photos of March
pop culture2 days ago
The Choreographer from Stomp The Yard Recreated The Step Show Scene 14 Years Later
AKAs3 days ago
Skee-Wee! Here Are The Top Alpha Kappa Alpha Photos of The Month
Sigmas3 days ago
Phi Beta Sigma Jazz Legend Ellis Marsalis Jr. Dies of Pneumonia Brought on by the Coronavirus