Empowering Males to Build Opportunities for Developing Independence (EMBODI) is an initiative designed to uplift African-American males educationally, socially, and emotionally. As part of this initiative, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. partners with other organizations to address the plight of these young men through dialogue and recommended strategies, programs, and activities. The Baltimore County Alumnae Chapter collaborates with the Rho Tau Lambda Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. and The Sons Academy to address the needs of young males in grades 3 through 12, residing in Baltimore County.
As part of our 2013-2014 programming, we will collaborate with Black Professional Men, Inc. and 100 Black Men of Maryland, Inc. to present a Male Symposium under the theme "Man Up! - Equipping Your Toolbox for Manhood" on Saturday, April 26, 2014 at 10:00 a.m.(Breakfast and registration at 9:30 a.m.) This symposium will cover a variety of topics including character building, healthy relationships, what to do if stopped by the police and a closing session focusing on what it means to be a man.
The goal for the day is to target young men from 3rd grade through college-age and their parents. The boys will be broken into groups according to their ages and will rotate through a series of though-provoking, interactive workshops. We will also provide workshops for the parents with an in-depth discussion about raising a millennium child as well as separate workshops for mothers raising sons and fathers raising sons, focusing on the gender specific and relationship issues that can arise.
While this event is free and open to the public, we do ask that you RSVP here no later than April 22, 2014.
Location: CCBC Owings Mills Campus
10300 Grand Central Ave.
Owings Mills, MD 21117
(near the Owings Mills Metro stop)
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