Empowering Males to Build Opportunities for Developing Independence
(EMBODI) is the signature program of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.’s 24th
National President, Cynthia M.A. Butler-McIntyre. EMBODI is designed to refocus
Delta’s efforts to collaborate with other established organizations and agencies to
address the plight of African American males. The EMBODI program provides a
continuum of services and addresses the specific needs of African-American
Both informal and empirical data suggests that African American males continue
to be in crisis and are not successful educationally, socially, and emotionally.
EMBODI is designed to address these issues through dialogue, recommended
strategies, programs and activities.
The goals of EMBODI are:
To expand the horizons of young African American males by cultivating a
personal vision for their lives;
To provide tools for young African American males to attain a higher
quality of life;
To provide young African American males with an awareness of various
college and career options to make rewarding life choices and decisions;
To create community-minded young African American males by actively
involving them in service learning and community service opportunities.
The Program serves as a motivational tool for African American teenage males
with the ultimate goal of increasing their knowledge and awareness of issues
affecting young men today.
Los Angeles South Bay Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.