EMBODI: Empowering Males to Build Opportunities for Developing Independence

The EMBODI (Empowering Males to Build Opportunities for Developing Independence) program is designed to refocus the efforts of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated to young men in the Middle Georgia community.The Macon Alumnae Chapter’s EMBODI program meets one Saturday per month. With the support and action of other community organizations, EMBODI focuses on the plight of African-American males. Both informal and empirical data suggest that the vast majority of African-American males continue to be in crisis and are not reaching their fullest potential educationally, socially or emotionally. EMBODI is designed to address these issues through programming focused on dialogue and recommendations for change and action. EMBODI addresses issues related to 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.