Youth Programs

Dr. Betty Shabazz 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 (ages 11-14) 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 our young teens receive in public schools across the nation. A primary goal of the program is to prepare young girls for full participation as leaders in the 21st century. Specifically, we augment their scholarship in math, science and technology. Additionally, we increase their opportunities to provide service in the form of leadership through service- learning projects. For more information email us at

Dr. Jeanne L. Noble Delta GEMS

A natural outgrowth and expansion for the continuation of the highly successful Delta Academy: Catching the Dreams of Tomorrow, Delta Gems 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.
  • provide tools that enable girls to sharpen and enhance their skills to achieve high levels of academic success.
  • assist girls in proper goal setting and planning for their future in school and beyond.
  • 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. These components form 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. For more information email us at


EMBODI (Empowering Males to Build Opportunities for Developing Independence) 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 suggest that the vast majority of African-American males continue to be in crisis and are not reaching their full potential educationally, socially and emotionally.

EMBODI is designed to address these issues through dialogue and recommendations for change and action. EMBODI will include a program format and information template. The delivery options may include a town hall meeting, workshops and/or teen leadership summits. For more information email us at

Delta Student Enrichment Program - Afterschool and Summer Bridge

The Delta Student Enrichment Afterschool and Summer Bridge program establishes a safe environment that provides opportunities for and encourages the development of academic excellence, positive personal development, increased cultural awareness and expanded social interfaction during non-school hours. The program is housed in the Winfield PAL center and runs in partnership with the Baltmore County Department of Recreation and Parks. Registration is required to attend this program. For more information email us at


The Beautillion-Cotillion program is designed for high school juniors and seniors and college freshmen. In this program, young ladies and young men take part in workshops focused on communication, community service and cultural and social awareness. These activities aim to help the participates develop the knowledge and confidence necessary to become strong leaders in society. This program culimnates in a formal ball to celebrate the achievements and accomplishments of our participants. For more information, please send an email to


Community Programs

Economic Development/Financial Fortitude

National economic trends, such as unstable employment, the concern over the possible dissolution of Social Security as we know it, and the ever widening gap between wealth and poverty are the basis for the development of Financial Fortitude, the current Economic Development Program Initiative of Delta Sigma Theta. Financial Fortitude is a process that will help program participants set and define goals, develop a plan to achieve them and to put them into action. The process serves as a blueprint to address all aspects of personal finances. A Money Smart Adult Education Program and a Money Smart computer -based instruction tool from the FDIC are some of the tools the Sorority has made available to complement the Financial Fortitude Program.

Physical & Mental Health

"Journey to Wellness: Committing our Bodies to Physical and Mental Health" is now the signature Physical and Mental Health call to action for our sorority. Join us as we plan several events to assist you on your jouney to wellness!! Check our Events page frequently for upcoming opportunities!!