In 1998, the Gamma Zeta Boule established the Gamma Zeta Boule Foundation as the social action arm of the Pasadena, CA member boule of Sigma Pi Phi, the oldest Black Greek letter organization. In 2006, the Foundation launched the L.A.M.P. Mentor Program to address the need for leadership development of African American high school male students and address the academic and social challenges that these students were facing.
Since the inception of the L.A.M.P. Mentor Program, approximately 200 young African American men have enrolled. The Program provides leadership development and mentoring through a series of monthly workshop on soft, success and leadership skills. These skills include financial literacy, writing a business communication, interviewing, time management, resume writing, critical thinking, public speaking, etiquette, health and wellness, and navigating the college application and financial aid experience, to name a few. The Program also includes a Fall Retreat for all Mentees and Mentors where the emphasis is leadership development, skills acquisition and Brotherhood building. Rising seniors have the opportunity to participate in the Capstone Experience Excursion in June. CEE is a week-long trip to Washington, DC that includes college memorial and museum visits, including the National Museum of African American History & Culture, a visit to the White House, dinners with successful Black men from the Washington, DC area and fun.
As a supporter of the L.A.M.P. Mentor Program your donation will enable the Program to accomplish three major goals:
- Support and increase the scholarship base for the graduating L.A.M.P. Mentees
- Support the overall Program
- Enable the Program to continue to be free for all Mentees and their families