Delta Academy
Delta G.E.M.S.


All girls in grades 6-12 interested in participating in Delta Academy (6-8) and Delta GEMS (9-12) for the    2019-2020 school year


The Mandatory Risk Management Parent/Student Orientation is set T.B.A but will be for all new and returning girls. The meeting location address is 7621 W. 40th St.

All application packets must be turned in. Everyone (old and new) must turn in the application packet in order to participate in our program each year.


Application deadline August 30, 2019 

The Little Rock Alumnae Chapter extends membership invitations to any girl in grades 6th -12th. All applicants are expected to fully commit to the program and are subject to the chapter's Delta Academy I & Delta Academy II: G.E.M.S Code of Conduct.  The groups meet on the first Saturday of every month from 10:00 a.m. until 12:00 noon at LRAC Delta House. The committee reserves the right to make changes to the calendar, and on occasion, will schedule additional activities which will be beneficial to the continuous growth of all participants.


The Little Rock Alumnae Chapter supplements the majority of the expenses as well as seeks donations to enable a free to low cost program for participants. However, minimal costs to parents/participants may arise. Should this pose a financial burden to any participant, all efforts will be made to supplement these costs.


Delta Academy I & Delta Academy II: G.E.M.S is a commitment of the Little Rock Alumnae Chapter, the advisors, participants, and parents. Attendance at all sessions  is crucial to receiving the maximum benefits of the program. Attendance will be reviewed for eligibility in extracurricular activities and events.


The Little Rock Alumnae Chapter is dedicated to partnering with parents in making bright futures for our young ladies.


Delta Academy I
Dr. Betty Shabazz Academy

Catching the dreams of tomorrow;
preparing young women for the 21st century


Dr. Betty Shabazz Academy


Named in honor of Dr. Betty Shabazz, to recognize her contributions as an outstanding educator and exemplary role model for young women, the Delta Academy (I) was created to save our young females from the perils of academic failure, low self-esteem, and crippled futures.


The Delta Academy provides an opportunity for Delta chapters to augment our young females’ scholarship in math, science and technology. Our goal is to prepare young girls for full participation as leaders in the 21st century.


Some activities include computer training, self-esteem and etiquette workshops, field trips for science experiences and other enriching outings.


Delta Academy I is designed for:

  • Girls, ages 11-14, who have potential, but limited opportunity to achieve success

  • Girls who are interested in developing leadership skills

  • Girls interested in learning about computers & technology

  • Girls who like learning new things, and express an interest in math , science and technology and non-traditional careers


A symbol for the Dr. Betty Shabazz Academy is the Native American Dream Catcher. It is believed to possess the power tocapture bad dreams, entangling them in the web, thus allowing good dreams to pass through to the center of the dream hoop into the person’s being.



Dr. Jeanne L. Noble Delta Academy II

Growing & Empowering Myself Successfully’


Delta GEMS


The Dr. Jeanne L. Noble Delta GEMS (GROWING AND EMPOWERING MYSELF SUCCESSFULLY) Program is an extension of the Dr. Betty Shabazz Delta Academy I Program. The GEMS Program name and content was changed to become consistent with other teen programs sponsored by Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc., Chapters. The Delta GEMS Program is now called the Delta Academy II with a focus on teenage girls between the ages of 14-18 and/or grades 9-12.


The Delta GEMS Program is an educational development & service project of the Little Rock Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. The goal of the program is to develop strong, confident and respectful young ladies and prepare them to take an active role in their success and society.


Delta GEMS is designed for


Young women, who have potential, but need guidance, support and skills to achieve success.
Young women who are interested in developing leadership skills
Young women who are actively pursuing college/and or career options
Young women who need encouragement and support in pursuit of higher learning
Young women identified by schools, churches, youth groups and/or former Delta Academy or Delteens participants.


The objective of the Delta GEMS Committee is to serve as a motivational tool targeting African American female teenagers resulting in an increased knowledge and awareness of issues and concerns affecting women today. The objectives and goals of the Delta GEMS Committee will be accomplished through workshops on:

  • Scholarship (Academic Excellence)

  • Sisterhood (Self Esteem, Health Awareness & Leadership)

  • Showing Me the Money (Financial Awareness)

  • Service (Social Responsibility Obtained Through Community Service)


The Delta GEMS logo is likened to a gemologist who can see through the use of certain tools, the hidden treasure in unpolished jewels. Delta GEMS uses the polished jewels as a symbol of the many facets that shine and glow within our young African-American women.


The Delta GEMS Committee is accepting applications for interested girls.

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