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    Delta Academy

    The Dr. Betty Shabazz Delta Academy
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    Delta Academy provides an opportunity for educational programming for young women between the ages of 11 and 14. The program offers monthly educational modules focused on such areas as mentoring, educational activities, physical well being, and service learning opportunities. The Delta Academy Program’s major emphasis is social and emotional development, physiological transitioning and exposure to global ideas and learning opportunities.

            
    Delta GEMS

    Delta GEMS - Growing & Empowering Myself Successfully
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    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.