Delta G.E.M.S is a natural outgrowth and expansion of the highly successful “Dr. Betty Shabaaz Delta Academy” created to “catch the dreams” of at-risk, adolescent girls aged 14-18. Delta G.E.M.S. provides the framework to actualize those dreams through the performance of specific tasks that develop a “CAN DO” attitude.
Delta G.E.M.S. is geared toward inspiring and enriching young women. Delta G.E.M.S will participate in public service projects, college preparatory workshops, bonding activities, a college tour and social outings.
The goals of the Delta G.E.M.S Program are:
- To develop strong, confident and respectful young ladies and prepare them to take an active role in their success and society. To instill in girls the need to excel academically.
- To provide tools that will enable girls to sharpen and enhance their skills to achieve high levels of academic successes.
- To assist girls in proper goal setting and planning for their futures.
- To create compassionate, caring, and community minded young women by actively involving them in service learning and community service opportunities.