Kiamsha Mission

Kiamsha's mission is to use history, peer and intergenerational interaction to empower youth to abstain from sex, drugs, violence and prejudice.  



Please consider a $20 donation for 20 Years of  Kiamsha Youth Empowerment.


Kiamsha Motto

"The blending of generations to empower our youth."


Kiamsha 20th Anniversary Highlights: 

April 27 - Dropout Prevention Summit (see souvenir flyer)

May 3 - March on Washington for Mentors and No Violence (See Souvenir Registration Form)

July 21-22 - Regional Mentoring Summit, Little Rock, AR

August 26-27 - March on Washington Memorial Youth Summit



Kiamsha LogoStarted 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.





Upcoming Events

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February 9 - Kiamsha Pen or Pencil sites hosted Kemba Smith in Washington, DC & Maryland 

February 17 - Celebrate Mrs. Bette McLeod - 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

 Comfort Inn, 4500 Crain Hwy, Bowie, MD 


February 22 - ASALH Luncheon - 12:30 pm (book signing and exhibits begin at 10 am)


Marriott Wardman Hotel, 2600 Woodley Road, NW, Washington, DC


February 24th, March 17, April 28 & May 12th - Toastmasters Training


Maple Springs Baptist Church, Capital Heights, MD


March 3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th & 31st - Performance Practice/ Conference Planning/ Constitution Training


Maple Springs Baptist Church, Capital Heights, MD


April 18th - Middle School Presentations




April 26 - Kiamsha Youth Conference - Drop Out Prevention Summit


Bowie State University


July 20 - 21 - Pen or Pencil - Take a Stand to Keep Your Seat Summit


Orlando, FL


September 24 - 28 - ASALH 99th Annual Convention - Memphis, TN


September 26 - Kiamsha ASALH Youth Day