Delta Youth Initiatives


Between September and April each year, the Educational Development Committee schedules family activities, community service projects and one Delta Academy Workshop per month. The meeting day is typically the first Saturday of the month, unless otherwise specified.  There is no participation fee associated with this program.

Dr. Betty Shabazz Delta Academy: Catching the Dreams of Tomorrow, Preparing Young Women for the 21st Century
Created for female’s ages 11-14, 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; give them opportunities to provide service through service learning activities; provide experiences in leadership development and the maintenance of relationships through sisterhood activities.

Delta Academy Application

Dr. Jean Noble Delta G.E.M.S. (Growing and Empowering Myself Successfully)
Building upon the premise on which Delta Academy: Catching the Dreams of Tomorrow was created, Delta G.E.M.S. provides the framework to actualize those dreams through the performance of specific tasks and development of a ‘can do’ attitude in high school girls ages 14-18.  Our goals for Delta G.E.M.S. are:

  • To instill the need to excel academically;
  • To provide tools that will enable our girls to sharpen and enhance their skills to achieve high levels of academic success;
  • To assist our girls in proper goal setting and planning for their futures – high school and beyond;
    To create compassionate, caring and community minded young women by actively involving them in service learning and community service opportunities.

Delta GEMS Application

EMBODI (Empowering Males to Build Opportunities for Developing Independence)
Summit III, “Preparing Our Sons for Manhood”, was conceived as an “exploration of the role of the Black Male in the many configurations of the Black family.” Stereotypes that shape the American images of African American males are so stark and extreme that even the most ordinary and exceptional African American males find they are forced to contend with fantasies and fears that others hold towards them (Pedro Noguera, 2008). EMBODI is designed to refocus Delta’s efforts to collaborate with other organizations to address the plight of African American males. This program is designed to address issues confronting African American male’s ages 11 to 18 through programs, dialogue and making recommendations for change and action.

EMBODI Application 

Delta Academy/GEMS/EMBODI is a commitment of the Atlanta Suburban Alumnae Chapter, parents and participants. We look forward to partnering with you in making bright futures for our young ladies and men.