WHAT IS SASE?
The Self-Awareness Self-Esteem (SASE) Program is a joint project of the Washington DC Alumnae Chapter, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. and the Alpha Omega Chapter, Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. The program includes an educational and fun series of programs, workshops, and other activities designed to enhance the self-awareness and self-esteem of teenagers, aged 13-17, in the Washington DC Metropolitan area. The SASE program strives to teach practical skills that will assist high school students in becoming independent, disciplined, and productive young adults.
The SASE program focuses on three aspects of development: physical, mental, and emotional. The workshops are designed to be informative, entertaining, and encourage maximum participation from the participants. SASE’s activities are built around the following themes: “My Cultural Self”, which helps participants to understand who they are and the importance of their heritage; “My Physical & Mental Self”, which engages students in candid discussions of themselves as physical beings as they progress toward adulthood; and “My Motivated Self”, which teaches participants how to remain focused and maintain positive attitudes.
SASE also participates in community service activities to provide the students opportunities to give back to the community and to work with others. The program features field studies and social events to serve as a stimulus and a reward to reinforce positive behavior.
HOW CAN YOU PARTICIPATE?
If you are a DC resident or student, aged 13 – 17, come out and see what SASE is all about. The activities are free, informative, and lots of fun!
As with any non-profit, community-based effort, we depend upon contributions and financial assistance from individuals, organizations, companies, and churches to accomplish our mission. Some of the ways you can join us in helping our area’s young people in becoming more positive and productive include:
- Donate items (food, awards, prizes) or services (facilities) to offset the expenses associated with conducting the activities.
- Provide transportation for participants as they travel on field trips.
- Make a presentation and share personal success stories with SASE participants.
- Publicize the SASE Program and encourage young people to attend!
To participate in the SASE Program or to find out more information please contact the SASE Committee at:
P.O. Box 90202
Washington, DC 20090