The Evanston North Shore Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. in partnership with Northwestern University’s Theta Alpha Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. invite all young men  ages 10-19 to participate in the 2nd Annual EMBODI Summit on Saturday, March 26 from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Family Focus located at 2010 Dewey Avenue in Evanston.

The EMBODI program is designed to refocus the efforts of Delta Sigma Theta along with the support and action of other major organizations on the plight of African American males.

Research shows the vast majority of black males are in crisis and not reaching their fullest potential educationally, socially and emotionally. EMBODI is purposed to address these issues through dialogue and recommendations for change and action.

The Summit is FREE and open to the public.

“Young men should leave the forum with a deeper understanding of how negativity and discrimination affects them and their community, equipped with coping skills on how to balance the streets with home and school life and hopefully, they will be inspired by the many achievable educational and career options outside of sports and music,” states Toni Rodgers, Program Chair.

This year’s distinguished guest speakers will bring interactive topics to the forum such as Employment after Arrest, Dressing for Success, Street Violence, Overcoming the Odds, Career Planning and more. EMBODI guest speakers include community activists, ministers, judges, educators, entrepreneurs and others who just plain care.

For more information please contact Toni Rodgers at 847.431.1474 or email or visit chapter website at

Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. is a private, non-profit organization founded in 1913 whose purpose is to provide assistance and support through established programs in local communities throughout the world. The major programs of the Sorority are based on the organization’s Five-Point Programmatic Thrust of: Economic Development, Educational Development, International Awareness and Involvement, Physical and Mental Health, and Political Awareness and Involvement.

The Evanston North Shore Alumnae Chapter (ENSA) was chartered in Evanston, IL on January 20, 1948. The Chapter is committed to upholding high morals, sisterhood, scholarship and public service within African-American communities and beyond.

Bill Smith is the editor and publisher of Evanston Now.

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  1. All males can try or only African American males?

    Oh gee, the problem is not that they are at risk 'cause they are Afr. Amer. but because they come, for the most part, out of broken families, gang infested areas, and/or poverty.  It is not a disease that strikes one group.  If that's the case then we need a different program for Native Americans, one for Hispanics, one for disenfranchised European Americans, one for Refugee from VietNam.  Holy cow!!  Let's give the separatist stuff a rest!

    Has Evanston gone goofy?  Some of the stuff I am reading lately makes me wonder…

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