EDUCATIONAL DEVELOPMENT

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Delta Academy

Catching the Dreams of Tomorrow, Preparing Young Women for the 21st Century: The Delta Academy was created in 1996 out of an urgent sense that bold action was needed to save our young females (ages 11-14) from the perils of academic failure, low self-esteem, and crippled futures.

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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 was created to catch the dreams of African-American at-risk, adolescent girls aged 14-18.

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Miss Jabberwock

The Jabberwock is one the chapter’s fundraiser and is a nationally sanctioned program of the sorority. Proceeds from the Jabberwock are used to provide college scholarships for young women and men of promise as well as provide service to the community. Participants engage in social and service activities, as well as self-improvement activities such as health awareness, career paths, and etiquette. They also participate in fundraising activities. The participant who raises the largest amount of money by the end of the official reporting date is crowned “Miss Jabberwock”.

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Miss Sweetheart/Esquire

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May Week

May Week is a national program of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. that was created in 1920 at the Second National Convention.  A week, in the month of May, is set aside for programs highlighting academic and professional achievements.  The events emphasize the importance of higher education in the community, especially amongst black women.  The slogan, “Invest in Education” was adopted during this time.

May Week is a national program of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. that was created in 1920 at the Second National Convention.  A week in the month of May is set aside for programs highlighting academic and professional achievements.  The events emphasize the importance of higher education in the community, especially amongst black women.  The slogan, “Invest in Education” was adopted during this time.