The western community of Palm Beach County is rich with history and tradition, ranging from its’ agricultural foundation to the wide variety of social and political arenas, which encompasses the tri-cities of Belle Glade, Pahokee and South Bay.
Also prominent in the tri-city area is a passionate desire for fraternal identification and community involvement. Such is the case with the origin of the Belle Glade/Pahokee Alumni Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. Its’ humble beginning emerged as a result of several tenacious, innovative, strong young black men, who felt that their involvement in the progress of human endeavors had a profound impact in their lives. So much so, that they were determined to restore the bond of brotherhood which was established prior to returning to the Glades Area.
In 1982, the charter members: Eddie Lee Rhodes, Charlie Laws Jr., Keith Babb Jr., Jerome Govan, Robert Hart Jr.’ Johnny Webb, Michael Joseph, Horace Dozier, *Lonnie Devose Jr. and *Artis Jerry Ford armed with ambition, determination, motivation and inspiration united to plan, develop and establish the Belle Glade /Pahokee Alumni Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc.
Since its’ inception, Belle Glade/Pahokee Alumni Chapter has answered the call of social and political challenges that affect our communities, prohibiting the privileges and rights of all human beings. Today, this chapter membership extends beyond thirty-five men that continuously embark upon programs that positively impact and promote change in the academic, social and service arenas of African American males.