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Aiken Alumnae Chapter
Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated

A Service Sorority Founded in 1913

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Delta Academy

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, dinners, museums, plays, and concerts.
For more information email: DeltaAcademy@AikenDST.org



Interested in joining Delta Academy?  Please complete the following:
     
     Parent Guidebook 2020-2021 (New and Returning Applicants)
     
YOUTH INITIATIVE VIRTUAL MEETING Packet 2020-2021 (New and Returning Applicants)
     APPLICATION 2020-2021 (New and Returning Applicants)
     Submit Completed Application (New and Returning Applicants)





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Delta GEMS

The Dr. Jeanne L. Noble GEMS Institute (formerly known as Delteens) is a youth community service program which began in the early 70's. In 2006, the program was renamed to DELTA GEMS (Developing Effective Leadership Through Achieving, Growing, and Empowering Myself Successfully), which is an extension of the Dr. Betty Shabazz Delta Academy program. The primary focus of Delta GEMS is to help teenage girls between the ages of 14-18 (or grades 9-12) develop strong leadership skills.? The mission of the DELTA GEMS Advisory Committee is to provide young ladies with a firm structural program that will enhance their self-esteem, academic achievement, leadership skills and cultural awareness. This, in turn, will provide them with the opportunity to develop emotionally, socially, and intellectually and be prepared to take an active role in their success as they face the challenges of the world.  For more information email: DeltaGEMS@AikenDST.org


Interested in joining Delta GEMS?  Please complete the following:

         Parent Guidebook 2020-2021 (New and Returning Applicants)
         
YOUTH INITIATIVE VIRTUAL MEETING Packet 2020-2021(New and Returning Applicants)
         APPLICATION 2020-2021 (New and Returning Applicants)
         Submit Completed Application (New and Returning Applicants)

 


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EMBODI

The EMBODI (Empowering Males to Build Opportunities for Developing Independence) program is designed to refocus the efforts of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated, with the support and action of other major organizations, on the plight of African-American males. Both informal and empirical data suggests that the vast majority of African-American males continue to be in crisis and are not reaching their fullest potential educationally, socially and emotionally. EMBODI is designed to address these issues through dialogue and recommendations for change and action. EMBODI addresses issues related to STEM education, culture, self-efficacy, leadership, physical and mental health, healthy lifestyle choices, character, ethics, relationships, college readiness, fiscal management, civic engagement and service learning.
For more information email: EMBODI@AikenDST.org


Interested in joining EMBODI?  Please complete the following:
     
    Parent Guidebook 2020-2021 (New and Returning Applicants)
     
YOUTH INITIATIVE VIRTUAL MEETING Packet 2020-2021(New and Returning Applicants)
     APPLICATION 2020-2021 (New and Returning Applicants)
     Submit Completed Application (New and Returning Applicants)

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