Kiamsha Youth Empowerment Organziation
We provide group mentoring through history and character development training to turn our MENTEES into MENTORS.
Kiamsha’s mission is to use history, peer and intergenerational interaction to empower youth to abstain from pre-martial sex, drugs, violence, and prejudice.
The Kiamsha Youth Empowerment Organization was founded by long-time citizen and community activist, Mrs. Dorothy F. Bailey, in Prince George’s County, Maryland in 1992.
For over 25 years, Kiamsha has positively influenced the lives of more than 25,000 youth in the surrounding areas, across the country and abroad. We owe much of our success to the participation, dedication and contributions of Kiamsha alumni.
Kiamsha’s youth in grades 8th – 12th participate in the Steering Committee to plan and facilitate our annual youth led Dropout Prevention Summit. The students meet weekly to sharpen their presentation, workshop development and public speaking skills, while learning about history and issues that affect today’s youth in preparation for the Dropout Prevention Summit.
In addition to their weekly meetings, Kiamsha youth participate in quarterly field trips, workshops and community service projects.
Over our lifetime, Kiamsha has partnered with several organizations like the Association for the Study of African American Life and History, National Park Service, National Association of Faith and Justice and Bowie State University to name a few.