Reaching Out To Young Men Of Color On Delmarva - 47 ABC - Delmarva's Choice

Reaching Out To Young Men Of Color On Delmarva

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WICOMICO CO., Md. - As President Obama turns a focus to young minority men in the country, so are folks here on The Shore.

The Princess Anne Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority held their second Embodi Male Youth Summit in Salisbury.

The all day event focused on teaching boys between the ages of 11 and 18 about everything from avoiding violence, to the importance of keeping up a professional appearance.

The male summit took a break last year, but organizers thought now was the time to bring it back.

"We feel like we're losing our young males," says Dr. Melanie Davenport, one of the organizers, "we would really like to have this as a kick off, so that we can get these young men hooked up with mentors that would be able to follow them."


Youth advocate, Jermichael Mitchell, with the group Extraordinary League Of Gentlemen, believes change can only happen when the community comes together, saying "everybody doing their own small thing really doesn't make an impact, compared to all of us coming together and doing something on a larger scale."

If you're interested in becoming a mentor, or getting involved with future outreach programs, email paacpresident@gmail.com.

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