Beta Lambda Educational Institute and KTK Just for You Evens Announces A Debonair Affair!

KTK JUST FOR YOU EVENTS Overland Park, KS Ktkjustforyou.com 913-526-8000

In partnership with Beta Lambda Educational Institute Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc. 2915 Swope Parkway Kansas City, MO

FOR RELEASE December 1, 2013 CONTACT: Janice F. Lambert, 913-526-8000 or Charles Lambert 913-832-4041

Beta Lambda Educational Institute and KTK Just For You Events Announces A DEBONAIR AFFAIR©

(Kansas City, MO): Beta Lambda Educational Institute is hosting its first scholarship and educational formal affair for boys ages 7-12 on December 14, 2013 at the Holiday Inn CoCo Keys Hotel &Resort called A Debonair Affair©.

A Debonair Affair© is a formal youth development and scholarship event designed to support the education and training of the young men of greater Kansas City metro area. The mission of the program was to provide a forum for young men ages 7 to 12 to develop the foundational skills and talents needed to become responsible young male adults and future community servant leaders. With the participation of the parents/guardians and many community partners, these young men may become the scholars and financial leaders of our future.

Over a period of four months, the young men in the program have participated in community service events, educational workshops, leadership training and enjoyed the skilled dance training of Kansas City Friends of Alvin Ailey.

The A Debonair Affair© program was created by Janice F. Lambert of KTK Just For You Events and will be produced and directed on December 14, 2013 in partnership with BLEI of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity. “There are so many formal programs of this nature in our country for young girls to help them become great women but none in the Kansas City area or most cities for young boys. It is time that we create a forum and foundation to build young men in their formative years; hence the focus on boys ages 7 to 12. Partnering with Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc. is natural choice as it is critical that men participate in teaching young boys to be men”, says Mrs. Lambert.

Charles E. Lambert, Vice President of Beta Lambda Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. agreed with Mrs. Lambert and participated in the development of the concept over two years ago. Lambert states, “ Since the conception of the idea for the event over coffee, I knew that this was going to positively impact the lives of the young men and parents who would participate. These young men have bonded in an extraordinary way as young men and have grown significantly as future leaders. The involvement of my fraternity brothers in this program, as examples of strong community leaders, has afforded us the opportunity to support our charge as men and learn from these young men as well.”

Leonard Graham, President of BLEI states, “All boys are born with the right equipment to allow them to become adult males. Becoming a man requires learning how to accept responsibility and to behave properly with other men and women in social, community and professional settings. BLEI and Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc. stand as a beacon to provide that guidance. We understand that we can’t wait until a young boy becomes an adult male before he is taught to be a man. This program dovetails with the Project Alpha program, a national Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc. effort that focuses on young males, ages 12-15.”

The four-month program culminates in a formal Grand Finale event with multiple performances by the young men and some surprise performances as well. Kenneth Bacchus, President of Beta Lambda Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. states, “We are very proud of the steps taken by these young men. We have watched these young men progress over the four months as they were presented with challenging workshops on a variety of topics and personal development discussions and as they participated in opportunities in the Community to help others in need. The men of Beta Lambda Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. of Kansas City, MO congratulate the young men and parents on their accomplishment.”

The A Debonair Affair© Grand Finale will unfold on Saturday, December 14, 2013 at the Holiday Inn CoCo Keys Hotel & Resort with eleven (11) young men being formally introduced to Kansas City society.

Information on the event may be obtained by email: debonairball@gmail.com

About Beta Lambda Educational Institute Beta Lambda Educational Institute (BLEI) is the not-for-profit educational foundation affiliated with the Beta Lambda Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. For more information, contact them at www.kcalphas.com

About KTK JUST FOR YOU EVENTS KTK JUST FOR YOU EVENTS is an event planning and event management group specializing in event planning or fundraising for individuals, corporations and community organizations, design and creation of events and brand change. For more information, contact them at www.ktkjustforyou.com

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