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 that our young teens receive in public schools across the nation. Specifically, we augment their scholarship in math, science, and technology, their opportunities to provide service in the form of leadership through service learning, and their sisterhood, defined as the cultivation service learning, and their sisterhood, defined as the cultivation and maintenance of relationships. A primary goal of the program is to prepare young girls for full participation as leaders in the 21st Century.


The Dr. Betty Shabazz Delta Academy is designed for Young Ladies:

  • 11 to 14 years of age, who have potential for success, but limited opportunities;

  • who are interested in developing their leadership skills;

  • identified by schools, churches, youth groups or concerned individuals, as candidates;

  • interested in video games, computers, and technology;

  • who enjoy learning new things;

  • who express interest in math, science, technology or other non-traditional careers;

  • who are frequently overlooked or left out of special programs at their schools because of perceptions that they may not be able to overcome financial, personal or academic obstacles in their lives.