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.
Hattiesburg Alumnae Chapter
Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.
Delta Gem Pictures
Del-Teen Mother/Daughter Luncheon
Del-Teen Scholarship Recipients