The Alpha Mentoring Academy, sponsored by Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., Pi Gamma Lambda Chapter, is open to young men in Clayton County in grades 9-12. From September to May, mentees meet every second and fourth Saturday at the Carl Rhodenizer Recreation Center in Rex. Mentors work with the mentees from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and provide programs and activities that develop them into productive citizens.

AMA programs center around one of the following six areas.


  • Program will provide a caring, positive and supportive environment to participants
  • Participants will develop skills to help them succeed in school, their community and in life
  • Participants will learn techniques to effectively communicate with parents and adults


  • Participants will learn values, ethics and service to others
  • Participants will learn techniques to feel safe and secure at home, school and community
  • Participants will be given resource information to understand useful roles in the community

Boundaries and Expectations:

  • Participants will learn boundaries and clear rules and consequences taking responsibility for one’s behavior and decisions

Life Skills:

  • Job readiness
  • College Prep
  • Life After High School
  • Team Building
  • Public Speaking
  • Shark Tank & Investments
  • Social etiquette
  • Law enforcement interactions
  • STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Math)
  • Technique of Driving & Safety
  • Camping & Fishing

Social Competencies:

  • Planning ahead and making good use of time and decisions
  • Learning and understand people of different cultural, racial & Ethic backgrounds
  • Resolving conflict nonviolently

Program Activities:

  • Service Projects
  • Educational & Fun Field Trips
  • College Tours
  • Fundraisers
  • Cultural Events

For more information, contact Bro. Thomas Walters at 404-569-7257 or or Bro. Rod Harris Jr. at 678-472-8687 or