We know that many of today's young women find themselves in environments that may not fully support their personal and academic development. They may feel ignored or left behind at the very point in their lives when they are most in need of attention, support, and encouragement. Delta Sigma Theta's youth programs are designed to create an additional support system for parents and their daughters. As Delta women, we aim to share our resources and energies with the queens in our community to develop new purposes, new skills, and new leaders.
The programs are free and this year the sessions will be held virtually with an abbreviated schedule. We are taking applications through September 19, 2020. Click on the buttons below to submit an application. Questions about the programs should be sent to us at email@example.com.
Middle School Program for Girls Ages 11-14
In 1996, the Dr. Betty Shabazz Delta Academy was created out of an urgent sense that bold action was needed to save our young girls (ages 11-14) from the perils of academic failure, low self-esteem, and crippled futures.The program focuses on social and emotional development, physiological transitioning and exposure to global ideas and learning opportunities in alignment with the program theme, "Transformation of Me: Knowing Me, Developing Me, Preparing Me."
Anchored in the basic tenants of the sorority, which are sisterhood, scholarship, and service, the program offers mentoring, interactive educational activities, and service learning opportunities. Educational activities are focused on STEM (science, technology, engineering, math) concepts to develop life skills and explore future career options. Delta Acadmy also features a book club, black history essay contest, public speaking, and field trips.
High School Program for Girls Ages 14-18
Delta G.E.M.S. (Growing and Empowering Myself Successfully) was created in 2004 to expand our youth development programming to high school girls. As we strive for the GEMS to "discover their brillance," the program has four specific goals:
With a focus on STEM, the program exposes participants to an array of career options, offers college preparation, and connects students to their culture and heritage.
Since our founding in 1913, Delta Sigma Theta has promoted academic excellence and the importance of education. Likewise, Tempe Alumnae started its scholarship program when we were chartered in 1973 with our "bookships" that helped local high school students cover the costs of books and supplies. Thanks to the generous support of donors and the success of our fundraisers, the program has grown to provide more than $100,000 to Arizona students in pursuit of higher education.
We offer two scholarship categories in honor of two of our chapter charter members:
The application period for our 2021 scholarship awards will open in the fall. All questions about the scholarship application process, should be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org.