A natural outgrowth and expansion from the Dr. Betty Shabaaz Delta Academy: Catching the Dreams of Tomorrow, Delta Gems was created to catch the dreams of girls aged 14-18. 

The goals for Delta GEMS are:

  1. To instill the need to excel academically.
  2. To provide tools that enable girls to sharpen and enhance their skills to achieve high levels of academic success.
  3. To assist girls in proper goal setting and planning for their futures high school and beyond.
  4. To create compassionate, caring, and community minded young women by actively involving them in service learning and community service opportunities.

 The Delta GEMS program offers a road map for college and career planning conducts activities that provide opportunities for self-reflection and individual growth. For more information, you may contact committee chair Sommer Guerin at academygems@hattiesburgdst.org