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Delta Academy

The Dr. Betty Shabazz Delta Academy is a unique program designed for young ladies ages 11 to 14 by focusing on African American history, literacy, character development, healthy choices and service learning.

During Academy sessions, activities are centered upon math, science, technology, book club, and African-American history. In addition to building character, self-esteem, and giving back to the community through service learning, field trips are planned to museums and other sites designed to enhance the knowledge of the participants in the identified focus areas. These young ladies experience endless possibilities.

A primary goal of the program is to prepare young girls for full participation as leaders in the 21st century


Delta g.e.m.s.

The Dr. Jeanne L. Noble Delta GEMS Institute, is a continuum of services that address the needs of young African American women in grades 9 through 12 (ages 14 to 18) with a framework for the participants to discover and understand their individual brilliance by embracing the AIMS of the GEMS theme “Growing and Empowering Myself Successfully.”


Delta GEMS provides the framework to actualize those dreams through the performance of specific tasks
that develop a CAN DO attitude. The goals for Delta GEMS are to:


▲   Instill the need to excel academically;
▲   Provide tools that enable girls to sharpen and enhance their skills to achieve high levels of academic success;
▲   Assist girls in proper goal setting and planning for their futures high school and beyond; and
▲   Create compassionate, caring, and community minded young women by actively involving them in-service    learning and community service opportunities.

The Delta GEMS framework is composed of five major components (Scholarship, Sisterhood, Show Me the Money, Service, and Infinitely Complete), forming a road map for college and career planning. Topics within the five major components are designed to provide interactive lessons and activities that provide opportunities for self-reflection and individual growth.



The EMBODI (Empowering Males to Build Opportunities for Developing Independence) program is designed to refocus the efforts of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., with the support and action of other major organizations, on the plight of African-American males ages 11-17. Both informal and empirical data suggests that the vast majority of African-American males continues to be in crisis and is not reaching its fullest potential educationally, socially and emotionally.


EMBODI is designed to address these issues through dialogue and recommendations for change and action. EMBODI addresses issues related to STEM education, culture, self-efficacy, leadership, physical and mental health, healthy lifestyles choices, character, ethics, relationships, college readiness, fiscal management, civic engagement and service learning.

Please contact for more information about the youth programs.

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