Youth Initiatives

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Delta Academy Catching   the   Dreams   of   Tomorrow,   Preparing   Young   Women   For   the   21st   Century:   The   Delta Academy   was   created   out   of   an urgent   sense   that   bold   action   was   needed   to   save   our   young   females   (ages   11-14)   from   the   perils   of   academic   failure,   low   self- esteem,   and   crippled   futures.   Delta   Academy   provides   an   opportunity   for   local   chapters   to   enrich   and   enhance   the   education that   our   young   teens   receive   in   public   schools   across   the   nation.   Specifically,   we   augment   their   scholarship   in   math,   science, and   technology,   their   opportunities   to   provide   service   in   the   form   of   leadership   through   service   learning   defined   as   the cultivation   and   maintenance   of   relationships.   A   primary   goal   of   the   program   is   to   prepare   young   girls   for   full   participation   as leaders in the 21st Century.
Delta GEMS A   natural   outgrowth   and   expansion   for   the   continuation   of   the   highly   successful   Dr.   Betty   Shabaaz   Delta Academy:   Catching the   Dreams   of Tomorrow,   Delta   GEMS   was   created   to   catch   the   dreams   of African American   at-risk,   adolescent   girls   aged   14- 18.   Delta   GEMS   provides   the   frame   work   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 ● 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; and ● To create compassionate, caring, and community minded young women by actively involving them in service learning and community service opportunities. The   Delta   GEMS   program   offers   a   road   map   for   college   and   career   planning   conducts   activities   that   provide   opportunities   for self-reflection   and   individual   growth.   Delta   GEMS,   like   Delta   Academy,   is   implemented   by   chapters   of   Delta   Sigma   Theta Sorority, Inc.
EMBODI 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.   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.
For more information about participation in any of these programs, send an email to newbernalumnae@gmail.com