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Achievers......It's Who We Are.......It's What We Do!!!

THE KAPPA LEADERSHIP INSTITUTE - CHICAGO IS KNOWN FOR PRODUCING THE LARGEST NUMBER OF MINORITY MALES STUDENTS IN THE CITY OF CHICAGO NAMED AS NATIONAL MERIT SEMI-FINALIST AND OVER THE LAST FIVE YEARS, EVERY SENIOR HAS GAINED ADMISSION TO A "TIER 1" FOUR YEAR COLLEGE OR UNIVERSITY.

The Kappa Leadership institute - Chicago is currently ranked as one of the best programs nationally amongst 344 other Kappa Leadership Institutes in the nation.

Our results tell the true story of how successful our students are:

  • 100% of our seniors since 2005 have graduated and were admitted into the "tier 1" college/university of their first choice

  • 96% of our students rank in the top 15% of their high school class

  • 83 % of our seniors scored a 28 or higher on the ACT Exam. (12 points higher than the national average for African American students and 7 points higher than the national average for all students.) www.act.org/activity/autumn2007/national.html

  • 82% of our students made honor roll with a GPA of 3.431 or higher on a 4.0 scale

  • 56% of our seniors received "Full tuition" scholarships to college

  • 98% of our students are leaders and  "student athletes" at their high school

Highlights of recent or upcoming events/activities:

Kappa League Summer Study Abroad Program:

Summer 2009, 2010, 2011, & 2012 - Kappa Leaguers
8-weeks summer study abroad destinations:

  • Tierre Allen - Argentina
  • Jamaal Banks - Paraguay
  • Martin Bonsu - Turkey
  • Brandon Bradley - Thailand
  • Emmett Buckles - Argentina
  • Aakeem Chauncey: France
  • Malik Coburn: Costa Rica
  • Shawn Crowley: Northern Italy
  • Julian Du Buclet: Romania
  • Kristopher Fullington: Panama
  • Daniel Garcia - Ghana
  • Micah Gray: Thailand
  • Marshall Jeffries - Argentina
  • Brandon Miller - Costa Rica
  • Keelan Miskell - China
  • Phillip Mosley: Costa Rica
  • Xavier Muhammad: Panama
  • DeAmonte Nelson - Ghana
  • Gabriel Ngwe - Italy
  • Olatunde Osinaike: Thailand
  • D"Jaris Pierce - China
  • Damien Qualls - Italy
  • Joseph Robinson - Argentina
  • Steven Shepard: Southern Italy
  • Usman Turay - Paraguay
  • Charles Walls - Turkey
  • Michael Wills - Paraguay
  • Devon Crockett: Spain
  • Joshua Estes: Spain
  • Ki Harris: Auckland, New Zealand
  • Cameron Nelson: Japan
  • Richard McGuire: Italy
  • Keith Reid-Cleveland: Northern Italy
  • Kendall Thomas: China
  • Aakeem Chauncey: Oxford University, Pembroke College - Oxford, England

The cost for Kappa Leaguers going on the study abroad program is funded by the American Field Service and the Crystal Fund Foundation.  We thank both organizations for their support of the Kappa Leadership Institute - Chicago and our students.

Our 2013 Annual Spring Break College Tour:

In keeping with our tradition of visiting some of our college collaborative partners and other top tier colleges/universities in the United States, during our 2013 Spring Break College Tour we visited the following schools:

  • Cornell University, Ithaca, NY
  • Colgate University, Hamilton, NY
  • Union College, Schenectady, NY
  • Williams College, Williamstown, MA
  • Connecticut College, New London, CT
  • University of Rochester, Rochester, NY
  • U.S. Coast Guard Academy, New London, CT
  • Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY
  • University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT

Our Spring Break Tours for 2010, 2011 & 2012 included visits to the following schools:

  • Duke University, Durham, NC
  • Davidson College, Davidson, NC
  • Univ. of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
  • Temple University, Philadelphia, PA
  • University of Virgina, Charlotteville, VA
  • Howard University, Washington, DC
  • Hampton University, Hampton, VA
  • Carnegie-Mellon Univ., Pittsburgh, PA
  • Univ. of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA
  • Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN
  • Emory University, Atlanta, GA
  • DePauw University, Greencastle, IN
  • Morehouse College, Atlanta, GA
  • Auburn University, Auburn, AL
  • Tennessee State University, Nashville, TN
  • Clemson University, Clemson, SC
  • Tuskegee University, Tuskegee, AL
  • Pamona College, Los Angeles, CA
  • Occidental College, Los Angeles, CA
  • Univ. of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA
  • Pitzer College, Los Angeles, CA
  • U C - Irvine, Irvine, CA
  • Claremont-McKenna College, Los Angeles, CA
  • University of Redlands, Redlands, CA
  • U C L A, Los Angeles, CA
  • Cal Tech, Pasadena, CA
  • Whittier College, Whittier, CA
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