Kiamsha's mission is to use history, peer and intergenerational interaction to empower youth to abstain from sex, drugs, violence and prejudice.
"The blending of generations to empower our youth."
Save the Dates:
April 27, 2013 for the Dropout Prevention Summit (see flyer)
May 3, 2013 for the March on Washington for Mentors and No Violence
Started in 1992 by founder, Dorothy F. Bailey, Kiamsha’s mission is to empower youth through the use of history, peer and intergenerational interaction. Over the last 20 years Kiamsha, “that which awakens me” in Swahili, has served over 1,000 Prince George’s County and Washington Metropolitan youth. This year in partnership with the National Alliance of Faith and Justice, National Capital Area CARES, and The Association of Black Psychologists we implement the Pen or Pencil: Writing a New History mentor-based initiative.
February 23, 2013 - ASALH Black History Month (BHM) Luncheon introducing the 2013 Black History Theme; 12:30 p.m.
Marriott Wardman Park Hotel - 2660 Woodley Road, NW, Washington, DC 2008
March 1, 2013 - Read Across America Begins
Read seminal work by Dr. Carter G. Woodson, The Mis-Education of the Negro (1933) with Pen or Pencil sites throughout the U.S. Get your copy from Kiamsha in support of the organization Dr. Woodson founded in 1915, the Association for the Study of African American Life and History, Inc. (ASALH), the founders of Black History Month
March 10, 2013 - GirlTrek's "We ARE Harriet"
Walking challenge hosted by Kiamsha's own First Chair c/o 1994 - Riche Holmes Grant. Walk for 100 minutes in honor of the 100th Anniversary of Harriet Tubman's passing. Please click here to register: https://girltrek.wufoo.com/forms/z7p9p7/
April 27, 2013 - Kiamsha's Pen or Pencil "TAKE A STAND TO KEEP YOUR SEAT DROPSEAT PREVENTION SUMMIT" - 9:00 am - 5 pm
Bowie State University
May 3, 2013 - March on Washington for Mentors and No-Violence on the Mall in Washington, DC - Meet us at 8:30 am at the National Mall grassy center panel at 4th St. and Jefferson Dr., SW
We will March to the Lincoln Memorial passing the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial. Upon arrival at the Lincoln Memorial the program for the March will begin at 10:30 am.
July 22, 2013 - National Pen or Pencil "TAKE A STAND TO KEEP YOUR SEAT" - Dropout Prevention Summit
Little Rock, AK
August 28, 2013 - 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington
September 19, 2013 - Congressional Black Caucus Underground Railroad Braintrust, hosted by Rep.4 Corrine Brown & moderated by Mrs. Addie Richburg
Washington, DC Convention Center
October 4, 2013 - Association for the Study of African American Life and History, Inc. (ASALH) 98th Annual Convention Youth Day, hosted by Kiamsha
December 19, 2013 - Carter G. Woodson Birthday Celebration - 6:00 pm
Shiloh Baptist Church, 1500 9th St, NW, Washington, DC