Delta GEMS

GEMSshortenedA 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.



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.

Please note:  We are not accepting applicants for 2017-2018:

Thank you for your interest in Valley Forge Alumnae Chapter’s Delta GEMS Program. I am sorry to inform you that the GEMS program for the 2017-2018 program year has been cancelled. We look forward to returning in 2018 with a new and even more exciting program.


Tracey Howard
President, Valley Forge Alumnae Chapter

Kara Price
Second Vice President
Chair, Program Planning & Development