Delta Sigma Theta helps young men to be leaders

Posted at 1:40 PM, Oct 01, 2016
and last updated 2016-10-01 13:40:16-04

A program at Bennett High School on Saturday is looking to empower young African American men.

Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. is using "Our Lives Matter" to empower men into building their own opportunities and developing independence.

The day's events will address education, leadership, healthy lifestyle choices, character, relationships, college readiness, job readiness and civic engagement.

"Our goal is to inspire, compel and empower the young African-American males in our community to become successful, independent leaders locally and beyond," said the Buffalo Alumnae Chapter President Dr. Mattie Rhodes. "We recognize that a key missing ingredient for many is the presence of positive male role models...we have put our energy toward organizing and convening a group of adult male leaders who can speak directly to the needs of our young men."