About Alpha Esquires
Alpha Esquires is a youth mentoring and leadership development group designed for
middle and high school age young men of color. It will serve applicants in the Greater
Toledo area and promote leadership, communication skills, social awareness,
community involvement, and other areas of personal growth. Upon completion of the
program, Esquires will be better prepared to meet the challenges of college, their future
professions, and life in general. This program is sponsored by the Alpha Xi Lambda
Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. Although the program is new to Toledo, other
Alpha Esquire programs in Cleveland, Cincinnati, Columbus, Detroit, and other cities in
the Midwest and the United States have been around for more than a decade. The
program will initially serve 6th-9th graders and expand through 12th grade.
The Alpha Esquires Program of Alpha Xi Lambda Chapter mentors and develops
diverse cohorts of male youth to foster their growth in the areas of leadership,
communication, and professional development, while empowering them to become
positive change agents within their communities.