Big Brothers/Big Sisters of America program was implemented during the fraternity's 1990 General Convention.The two organizations signed an agreement to assist each other in reaching their goals of working toward the positive development of African-American youth and empowering their families and communities. The focus of this partnership is to:
- Increase the number of African-American children exposed to positive African-American adult role models;
- Increase minority representation on local Big Brothers/Big Sisters' Board of Directors;
- Increase positive perceptions of both organizations in the African-American community;
- Expose African-American boys of Big Brothers/Big Sisters programs to positive Alpha role models and the programs of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.