Delta G.E.M.S. 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.
The Augusta Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. mentors students through Delta GEMS in Richmond & Burke Counties of Georgia.
GEMS, which stands for Growing & Empowering Myself Successfully, aims to capture the dreams of at risk girls ages 14-18 and help them make those dreams reality.
In Augusta Alumnae Chapter, Delta GEMS participate in monthly workshops, community service projects, educational events, college tours, and cultural activities. Our hope is to facilitate the girls in becoming the best woman they can be by focusing on five thrusts:
Scholarship (Academic Excellence, Higher Education)
Show Me the Money (Financial Awareness)
Infinitely Complete (Purity)
During the 2015-2016 school year the GEMS participated in many activities that helped the girls have a successful high school experience and prepared them for life ahead.
Delta GEMS showed their support for the fight against breast cancer by walking in the annual Miracle Mile Walk along with collecting donations.
Every year GEMS roll up their sleeves to help feed the hungry at the Golden Harvest Food Bank’s Masters Table.
GEMS find a little time to spread holiday cheer in the lives of those who might not receive a gift by volunteering for the Toy Giveaway at Bible Deliverance Temple in Augusta.
Delta GEMS took a brave step towards living their best lives by pledging to remain sexually abstinent until marriage during a courageous Purity Ceremony. The GEMS received purity rings along with love and support from their families and the community.
Delta GEMS could be doing anything on a Saturday, but instead they serve. Who doesn’t enjoy a little BINGO? The residents at Georgia War Veterans Nursing Home in Augusta sure did!
Going to college is a must for many GEMS. The girls spent a Saturday in Savannah, GA touring several schools there, including Savannah State University.
During their off time, GEMS bond with one another developing sisterhood and life long friendships. We encourage the girls to do their best, ask questions and go above and beyond in all that they do.
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