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

Reaching Out To Young Men Of Color On Delmarva

Posted: Updated:

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.

  • ContestsMore>>

  • Teacher Who Makes A Difference

    Teacher Who Makes A Difference

    The WMDT 47 Teachers Who Make a Difference Contest is Sponsored by Accurate Optical: "Encouraging children of all ages to come in for an annual eye exam to help them see better in school." Each month weMore >>
    The 47 ABC "Teachers Who Make a Difference" Sponsored by Accurate Optical Encouraging children of all ages to come in for an annual eye exam to help them see better in school.More >>
  • Free Tuition Contest

    Free Tuition Contest

Powered by WorldNow
Powered by WorldNow All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and WMDT. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.