Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. seeks to promote academic excellence through scholarship and service. SWDCA Chapter sponsors youth mentoring programs which seek to offer opportunities for youth to learn and develop leadership skills while serving others in their local community. Our youth programs are Dr. Betty Shabazz Academy (Girls ages 11 - 14), Delta GEMS (Growing & Empowering Myself Successfully - Girls ages 14 - 18), and our EMBODI (Empowering Males to Build Opportunities for Developing Independence - Males ages 11-17) Programs. Our Project See (Science in Everyday Experience) Program seeks to challenge young minds to explore things around them. We also offer scholarships for deserving students.
Delta Academy I
Delta Academy-Betty Shabazz program is a national program developed by Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. to address the specific needs of African American girls between the ages of 11 - 14. The Delta Academy I Betty Shabazz Program was created “to catch the dreams” of our African-American at-risk adolescent girls and guide their positive dreams and aspirations to a successful future.
Delta Academy II
Delta GEMS (Growing and Empowering Myself Successfully) is An enrichment and empowerment program for high school girls ages 14-18. The goals for Delta GEMS are:
- To instill the need to excel academically
- To provide tools that enable girls to sharpen and enhance their skills to achieve high levels of academic success
- To assist girls in proper goal setting and planning for their futures, high school and beyond
- To create compassionate, caring, and community minded young women by actively involving them in service learning and community service opportunities
Empowering Males to Build Opportunities for Developing Independence (EMBODI) is designed to refocus Delta’s efforts to collaborate with other established organizations and agencies to address the plight of African American males. The EMBODI program provides a continuum of services and addresses the specific needs of African-American males.