The EMBODI (Empowering Males to Build Opportunities for Developing Independence) program is designed to refocus the efforts of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated, to strengthen their outreach youth programs and to collaborate with other organizations to address the plight of African-American males.

Both informal and empirical data suggests that the vast majority of African-American males continue to be in crisis and are not reaching their fullest potential educationally, socially and emotionally. EMBODI is designed to address these issues through dialogue and recommendations for change and action.

To receive more information about the EMBODI program, please email embodi@dstkcmo.org


  • Serves boys 6th – 10th grades
  • Ages 11 – 17 in the greater Kansas City area
  • Meets the 2nd Saturday of every month (October thru May),
  • Time: 10am-noon 
  • Gives back to the community through service

Major components of the EMBODI framework:

  • STEM Education
  • Culture
  • Self-efficacy
  • Leadership
  • Physical and mental Health
  • Healthy lifestyle choices
  • Character and ethics
  • Relationships
  • College readiness
  • Fiscal management
  • Civic engagement
  • Service learning

Applications for EMBODI are CLOSED as of October 31st!  Please fill out the application below as well as the EMBODI 2022-23 Parent-Guardian Risk Management Packet.  The completed Risk Management Packet may be emailed to embodi@dstkcmo.org

EMBODI Application

Application Sign Up:

For additional information or questions about EMBODI contact us at embodi@dstkcmo.org