Delta GEMS

A natural outgrowth and expansion for the continuation of the highly successful Dr. Betty Shabazz Delta Academy: Catching the Dreams of Tomorrow, Delta GEMS provides the frame work to actualize the dreams of African-American girls aged 14-18  through the performance of specific tasks that develop a CAN DO attitude.

Delta G.E.M.S., the acronym for Growing and Empowering Myself Successfully, was created to help African American young women grades 9-12 realize their dreams. The Delta G.E.M.S. 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.

The goals are to instill the need to excel academically; to sharpen and enhance skills to achieve high levels of academic success; to assist in proper goal setting and planning for the future, 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.

Sessions for Valley Forge Alumnae Chapter’s youth initiatives take place the third Saturday of every month from September – May. All mentors in the program are members of Valley Forge Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. and go through an extensive application and screening process. Interested young women must complete an application and be selected to participate in the programs.

Delta G.E.M.S. Application Process Is Now Open!

We invite young ladies ages 14-18 (grades 9-12) to apply for the 2019-2020 Delta G.E.M.S. Program. Please send the completed application to the Delta G.E.M.S. Chairperson at:!