As an organization comprised of educators at all levels of the academic spectrum from principals, teachers and professors to presidents, vice presidents and deans, BSL Educational Foundation knows firsthand the challenge in educating youth of today, and are poised to reverse the negative trends that have come to represent young men of color nationally.

Through generous donations by members of Beta Sigma Lambda Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha, State of Connecticut and countless others, scholarship and awards provided to encourage and support young men of color to commit and complete both their high school and college degrees, assisting in removing barriers that may prevent them from discovering the possibilities afforded to college educated men.

Youth Development

All youth have great potential. For our youth, we work every day to help them set and achieve personal and educational goals. Hundreds of children and teens build skills and confidence as they explore new interests and passions through our annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Oratorical Contest, Alpha Academy, The Dream Chaser Program and The RE: IMAGINE Leadership Clinic.

Hartford Step Off Classic

Step Into Wellness: HARTFORD STEP OFF CLASSIC Saturday, March 30th, marks the return of one of Hartford's premiere events, as...

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MLK Young People’s Oratorical Contest 2024

The BSL Educational Foundation Inc., Bro. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s Young People's Oratorical Contest is designed to allow Greater...

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Frank T. Simpson Scholarship 2024

Dear Partners, The BSL Educational Foundation Inc. is proud to announce the availability of scholarships for graduating Connecticut high school...

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A Voteless People is a Hopeless People Campaign and more

Hartford GO VOTE (an initiative of BSL) is a nonpartisan voter engagement activity leading up to Hartford's mayoral primary election...

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Edward E. Mitchell Memorial Scholarship

Dear Partner's and Students, The Edward E. Mitchell Memorial Scholarship is awarded to deserving Hartford-area Black and Hispanic male high...

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Go-to-High School, Go-to-College

Dear High School Principals, Guidance Counselors and Community Partners,  The BSL Educational Foundation Inc. is interested in community leadership, not...

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Dream Chaser

Dream Chaser an initiative that provides young people with best practices and skills that aid in identifying ones aspirations –...

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RE: IMAGINE Leadership

RE: IMAGINE Leadership an initiative that provides leadership training clinics for young male leaders of the 21st century. Using a...

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Youth Leadership Conference

Stay tuned for updated information regarding this year's (2016) Conference!

Alpha Beautillion

[envira-gallery id="1969"]   Since the early 1900’s, organizations such as Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., Jack & Jill, The Urban...

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  • The function of education is to teach one to think intensively and to think critically. Intelligence plus character – that is the goal of true education.

    – Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.