Youth & Education
Delta GEMS
A natural outgrowth and expansion for the continuation of the highly successful Dr. Betty Shabaaz 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;
  • To provide tools that enable girls to sharpen and enhance their skills to achieve high levels of academic success;
  • To assist girls in proper goal setting and planning for their futures high school and beyond; and
  • To 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), forming 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. Delta GEMS, like Delta Academy, is implemented by chapters of Delta Sigma Theta. The Dover Alumane Chapter GEMS have been involved in the following:
  • 4 year winner of DSU Homecoming Parade Drill/Step Team
  • Domestic Violence Awareness 5k walk
  • DART - Food Bank of Delaware "Stuff the Bus"
  • Salvation Army Bell Ringing
  • FAFSA and College Night information for parents & students
  • Spring College Tour
  • Public Service - Pre-Thanksgiving Dinner prep for the less fortunate
  • Senior GEMS Debutante Presentation
  • Click below for the GEMS application
  • Scholarship Dinner

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Dover Alumnae Chapter
Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.
PO BOX 636 • Dover DE, 19903