Summit III, “Preparing Our Sons for Manhood”, was conceived as an “exploration of the role of the Black Male in the many configurations of the Black family.” Stereotypes that shape the American images of African American males are so stark and extreme that even the most ordinary and
exceptional African American males find they are forced to contend with fantasies and fears that others hold towards them (Pedro Noguera, 2008). EMBODI is designed to refocus Delta’s efforts to collaborate with other organizations to address the plight of African American males. This program
is designed to address issues confronting the African American male’s ages 11 to 18 through programs, dialogue and making recommendations for change and action.