Educational Development


Dr. Betty Shabazz Delta Academy 

Delta Academy has taken many forms. In some chapters, the Academies are after-school or Saturday programs; others are weekly or biweekly throughout the school year; and still other programs occur monthly. At a minimum, chapters plan and implement varied activities based upon the needs of the early adolescents in their areas. The activities implemented most often include computer training, self-esteem and etiquette workshops, field trips for science experiences and for college exposure, and special outings to cultural events, fancy dinners, museums, plays, and concerts.


Dr. Jeanne L. Noble Delta G.E.M.S.

Delta G.E.M.S. was created to catch the dreams of African American at-risk, adolescent girls aged 14-18. 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.  Delta GEMS provides the framework to actualize those dreams through the performance of specific tasks that develop a CAN-DO attitude. The Delta GEMS program offers a road map for college and career planning conducts activities that provide opportunities for self-reflection and individual growth.



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.