Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.® Chattanooga Alumnae Chapter
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Delta Academy

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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 (grades 6th - 8th) from the perils of academic failure, low self-esteem, and crippled futures.

Delta Academy provides an opportunity for local Delta 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, and their sisterhood, defined as the cultivation service learning, and their sisterhood, 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

Delta Academy was created to catch the dreams of African American at-risk, adolescent girls in grades 9th - 12th. 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;
  • 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 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.