Clinton (MS) Alumnae Chapter

Empowering Males to Build Opportunities for Developing Independence (EMBODI) is the signature program of Cynthia M.A. Butler McIntyre, the 24th National President of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated. The program is designed to refocus the efforts of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated, with the support, collaboration and action of other established organizations and agencies, on the plight of African-American males. Both informal and empirical data suggests that the vast majority of African-American males continues to be in crisis and is not reaching its fullest potential educationally, socially and emotionally. The EMBODI program provides a continuum of services and addresses the specific needs of African-American males. EMBODI is designed to address these issues through dialogue, programs and activities, as well as recommendations for change and action. 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.


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; and 

  • to create community-minded young African American males by actively involving them in service learning and community service opportunities.

Clinton (MS) Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. currently offers the EMBODI program to adolescent males in middle school residing in the service areas of Bolton, Byram, Clinton, Edwards, Raymond, Terry, and Utica.

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