Delta Sigma Theta hosts summit to teach teen boys to beat the odds

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HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) - The Huntsville Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated used their Saturday to help equip young men for their transition into adulthood.

The historically black sorority hosted their third annual EMBODI summit at the U.S. Space and Rocket Center.

Boys aged 13-18 were recommended by local fraternity men, churches, and schools for the program.

The ladies over the program say it's all an effort to help them succeed.

"This year our theme is 'Whats on your radar?' It focuses on responsibility, accountability, discipline, attitude and respect," explained event chairperson Shanay Lewis. "We just want them to know that they are expected to be great, try expected to do great, and we want to help them build that bridge."

The Deltas held workshops for the teenagers, as well as for the parents present. Many of the young men were brought in by multiple groups, including Decatur Youth Services, 100 black men, and Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Incorporated.