Empowering Males to Build Opportunities for Developing Independence
The EMBODI program is designed to refocus the efforts of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. on the plight of African-American males. Data suggests that the vast majority of African-American males continue to be in crisis and are not reaching their fullest potential educationally, socially and emotionally. EMBODI is designed to address these issues through focus on STEM education, culture, self-efficacy, leadership, physical and mental health, healthy lifestyle choices, character, ethics, relationships, college readiness, fiscal management, civic engagement and service learning.
The Southfield Alumnae Chapter’s EMBODI program serves males aged 11 – 17. The program year typically begins with a parent meeting and orientation for the young men in September. Sessions are held once per month from September through May, typically on Saturdays. Periodically, the chapter partners with the men of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. and Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. to facilitate achieving the goals of the program.
Session topics have included college readiness, goal setting, credit competency and budgeting, interviewing skills, and life skills. The young men of EMBODI may participate in community service projects such as an MLK Day walk, election day assistance, and a senior citizen service day. The program ends with an annual celebration.
Space in the program is limited. Registrants are expected to commit to the program and miss no more than two of the nine sessions. Participants that meet or exceed the attendance requirement will receive:
- A certificate of completion
- A recommendation letter from an EMBODI advisor that may be used when applying for scholarships, honors societies, and jobs. This may not be used for Delta scholarships. (11th & 12th graders)
- Senior recognition
- Award opportunities
For additional information, please contact EMBODI@deltasac.org.