Δ Dr. Betty Shabazz Delta Academy for females ages 11-14

The goals of the Dr. Betty Shabazz Delta Academy are to offer mentoring, educational activities and service learning opportunities for girls with a particular emphasis on mathematics, science and technology and to help young girls to excel and pursue careers in these areas.

Shanice Stephen, Chair

Δ DELTA GEMS for high school females
The primary goals of the DELTA GEMS are to provide tools that enable girls to sharpen and enhance their skills to achieve high levels of academic success and to assist in the proper goal setting, decision making and planning for their futures.

LaVette McEaddy, Chair
Tera Still, Co-Chair

Tajanae Barnes, Co-Chair

Δ EMBODI for young “men” ages 13-18.
Empowering Males to Build Opportunities for Developing Independence (EMBODI) was created to address the educational, social, and emotional obstacles that plague African American males. The monthly workshops focus on cultural/academic enrichment, boosting self-confidence, image, violence, relationships, health and economic empowerment. 

Eva Simmons, Chair

Sandra Jeffcoat, Co-Chair

– Builds literacy at the pre-school level. Strengthens family literacy by providing mentoring techniques that promote the love of reading and knowledges. 
Juanita Green, Chair

Mignon Brown, Co-Chair

– Promotes academic excellence by mentoring female students in grades 10 through 12 who have an unweighted GPA of 3.0 or higher. Provides leadership opportunities through community service projects and assists students with goal setting. Students become eligible for scholarships at the time of graduation. 
Tya Mathis-Coleman, Chair

Kim Pratt, Co-Chair


Each program is administered consistently and in a manner that is in the interest of both the participating youth and Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. (i.e., minimize any harm or injury to the youth as well as the probability of Delta incurring liability).  All members, volunteers and participants shall adhere to the policies set forth in the Risk Management Manual.

All volunteers for the aforementioned youth initiatives must participate in Risk Management Training. This will include a review of the “Risk Management Manual,” completion of the Risk Management Application, Interview, and general background check.  ​Orientation is offered once on an annual basis.

For more information about the risk management requirements or to schedule training, please contact our Risk Management Coordinator