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 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.

Catching the Dreams of Tomorrow, Preparing Young Women for the 21st Century: The Delta Academy was created in 1996 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 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 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.

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.

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Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.

San Diego Alumnae Chapter

P.O. Box 84781

San Diego, CA  92138-4781

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