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 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.
We are now accepting applications for our 2020 AACDST Scholarships. Click here to download.
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