Empowering Males to Build Opportunities for Developing Independence
2018-19 Committee Chairs: Michelle Stone and Angie Fields
The EMBODI youth initiative is designed to uplift African-American males by addressing issues facing African American males, ages 11 through 17. Issues related to STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) education, culture, self-efficacy, leadership, physical and mental health, healthy lifestyle choices, character, ethics, relationships, college readiness, fiscal management, civic engagement, and service learning are addressed through dialogue groups, presentations, community forums, structured activities, and mentorships. Program activities will include Education, Literacy, Service Learning, and Disaster Preparedness.
Tampa Alumnae’s EMBODI program meets regularly during the school year. During these meetings, the young men discuss a variety of life skills to encourage them to be active participants in their communities. In addition, the young men attend cultural programs and participate in community service activities. Some of the activities include the Black Violin, Canoeing, Feeding Tampa Bay, Martin Luther King Jr. Parade, and the TOBA Breakfast.