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."
Kiamsha 20th Anniversary Highlights:
April 27, 2013 - Dropout Prevention Summit (see souvenir flyer)
May 3, 2013 - March on Washington for Mentors and No Violence (See Souvenir Registration Form)
July 21-22, 2013 - Regional Mentoring Summit, Little Rock, AR
August 26-27, 2013 - March on Washington Memorial Youth Summit
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.
August 24, 2013 - March on Washington Commemorating 50th Anniversary of the 1963 March on Washington
August 28, 2013 - Join the King center in Atlanta, GA by ringing a bell at 3 pm in honor of the exact time Dr. King made his famous I Have a Dram speech
Join March on Washington Festival on the Mall in Washington, DC after ringing
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