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.
Beginning in 2008, the Contra Costa Alumnae Chapter implemented the Dr. Betty Shabazz Delta Academy program. This is a National Program of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated which provides a unique opportunity for at-risk teen girls between the ages of 11 and 13 who reside in the Contra Costa community. The program offers mentoring, educational activities, and service learning opportunities to the participants. Anchored in the basic tenets of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority; Sisterhood, Scholarship, and Service. Delta Academy promotes social skill development in a group setting and expands the young ladies talents while building self-esteem and leadership skills. The goals of Delta Academy are achieved through workshops and meetings with the women of Delta Sigma Theta, field trips, bonding activities, community service and more over an eight month period. This year, Delta Academy’s major emphasis has been to empower young women, provide guidance with the transformation of youth to teen girl, etiquette, and respect among women. CCAC provides structured activities to approximately 15 registered girls annually.
There is no fee for this program.
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