Empowering Males to Build Opportunities for Developing Independence
Every 2nd Sunday

Questions? Contact EMBODI.OCAC@gmail.com

The EMBODI (Empowering Males to Build Opportunities for Developing Independence) program is designed to refocus the efforts of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., with the support and action of other major organizations, on the plight of African-American males. Both informal and empirical data suggests that the vast majority of African-American males are in crisis and not reaching their fullest potential educationally, socially and emotionally.

EMBODI is designed to address these issues through dialogue and recommendations for change and action. EMBODI addresses issues related to STEM education, culture, self-efficacy, leadership, physical and mental health, healthy lifestyles choices, character, ethics, relationships, college readiness, fiscal management, civic engagement and service learning. The Orange County Alumnae Chapter will continue to expand our commitment in empowering young African-American males with life skills and access to build opportunities for developing independence for success.

Criteria for Participation
Participation into EMBODI will be held once a year.  The following criteria will be used to determine eligibility: 
  • Males entering or attending middle or high school ages 13-17
  • Submit a completed application
  • Submit all applicable consent forms to participate with parental signature 
  • Submit a Code of Conduct with parental signature
  • Attend the mandatory student/parent orientation session