Throughout the Greater Hartford area, more than 50 business leaders, community advocates, school districts, parents, teens and individuals who want to give back and support our youth volunteer at a neighborhood school or by participating in our programming. That’s because in neighborhoods throughout the Greater Hartford area, we have the presence and partnerships to not just promise, but deliver positive personal and social change.

With a focus on youth development, and scholarship, BSLEdu volunteers engage with youth from various neighborhoods and school districts.

Volunteers of BSLEdu

  • Mentor middle and high school aged students
  • Facilitate workshops, motivate and support youth in building the character strengths, skills and relationships that lead to positive behaviors, better health, smart life choices and the pursuit of higher education and goals
  • Extend a hand to help parent/guardian of youth participants who want to do more, be more or live healthier
  • Advocate for BSL Educational Foundation efforts to influence policies and initiatives that positively impact societal issues of importance to the nation, and your community
  • Participate in opportunities to give back and support neighbors
  • Raise funds to ensure the Foundation is accessible to the youth of the Greater Hartford community


The Alpha Speakers Bureau is comprised of professional men who are members that are actively engaged in the programs and services of The Beta Sigma Lambda Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.

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  • In the 21st century, the best anti-poverty program around is a world-class education.

    – President Barack H. Obama