|Leadership Development Institute
The Eastern Region
Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.
in Partnership with
ETL Education Foundation
Alpha Scholarship Endowment
Fund of IUL
For over a century, Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Incorporated has been the hallmark of leadership development;
providing our nation and the world with leaders whose talents have contributed immeasurable value to humanity
and civilization. Martin Luther King Jr., Thurgood Marshall, Marc Morial, David Dinkins, and Charles Rangel are
just a very few of the noteworthy leaders that are a part of the Alpha Phi Alpha legacy.
The Leadership Development Institute (LDI) was chartered in the Eastern Region of the fraternity in 1983.
Geographically, the Eastern Region includes the eastern seaborne; from Maine to Virginia,as well as chapters in
Bermuda, England, Germany, South Africa, and Liberia. This year, in partnership with the ETL Education
Foundation, and the Alpha Scholarship Endowment Fund of IUL, LDI will be held three times, once in the spring at
the site of the Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Eastern Region Convention, and again during the summer in the
Washington DC/Baltimore area, and in New York City. Additionally, LDI programming is held throughout all
regions of the fraternity and thus has a national impact. Over the years, the Eastern Region LDI program has
served hundreds of young men by providing interactive leadership workshops, cultural and recreational activities,
real leadership opportunities, education enhancements, and college awareness.
Young men who possess and have demonstrated leadership skills are identified by chapters of Alpha Phi Alpha
Fraternity, Inc. and other civic/community organizations. The organizations then sponsor these young men's
participation in LDI. For two to four days, under the tutelage of recognized community leaders, these young men
participate in important leadership development activities. During the Institute, including initial web-based
activities, participants (known as Ambassadors) begin the training and grooming to assume the roles of leaders
and productive citizens throughout their communities. Most importantly they join a network of support that is
available to assist them in reaching their goals and aspirations.
This website is designed to provide you specific information about LDI programming. It serves as the portal for
Ambassador sponsorship and additional information. Each page contains a conspicuous Contact Us link. At
anytime that you have a specific question, feel free to click on the link and send us your inquiry. We will respond
to you in a prompt manner.
The Leadership Development Institute (LDI) aims to develop a 21st century generation of leaders. This
mission starts with young people, particularly those who demonstrate the potential to comprehend and
apply the fundamental principles needed by leaders as well as whom, by virtue of their age and
education, are often looked upon as role models. Thus, the Institute, which is implemented in five
regions, seeks to equip high school students, primarily sophomores to seniors, with vital leadership
skills. The Eastern Region of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. Leadership Development Institute attempts
school, and community organizations.