Educational Development

Dr. Betty Shabazz Delta Academy

Catching the Dreams of Tomorrow, Preparing Young Women for the 21st Century: 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. The goals of Delta Academy are to shape well-rounded young women and enhance or spark interest in math, science, technology and/or careers where minority women are scarcely represented.

The Dr. Betty Shabazz Delta Academy’s aim is to focus on providing experiences and opportunities to enhance academic, social, and intellectual development. Many young ladies have tremendous potential; however they are not afforded the opportunity to broaden themselves, express their curiosity, and experience new and different things early on.

During the Delta Academy sessions, activities are centered around character development, such as self-esteem, self-motivation, and developing life skills. These participants will also learn about healthy choices, the importance of community service, literacy through book club participation; as well as African American history. In addition, field trips are planned to various destinations to give these young girls a chance to ignite an interest for their future. Every second Sunday, these young ladies will experience endless possibilities of what they can achieve.

The Morristown Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. is accepting applications for the Delta Academy Program. Please CLICK HERE to download the application. Once you have filled it out in its entirety, please email it to macdstacademy@gmail.com or send a hard copy to the following mailing address:

Delta Academy
c/o Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.
Morristown Alumnae Chapter
P.O. Box 1633
Morristown, NJ 07962-1633

If you have any questions or concerns, please email us at macdstacademy@gmail.com.

Delta Gems: Growing and Empowering Myself Successfully

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. Delta GEMS provides the framework to actualize those dreams through the performance of specific tasks that develop a CAN DO attitude.

The goals for Delta GEMS are:

  1. To instill the need to excel academically;
  2. To provide tools that enable girls to sharpen and enhance their skills to achieve high levels of academic success;
  3. To assist girls in proper goal setting and planning for their futures in high school and beyond; and
  4. To create compassionate, caring, and community-minded young women by actively involving them in service learning and community service opportunities.

The Delta GEMS program offers a road map for college and career planning through activities that provide opportunities for self-reflection and individual growth. Delta GEMS, like Delta Academy, is implemented by chapters of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated. Delta GEMS participants have the opportunity to define and “Discover their individual Brilliance.”

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. Topics within the five major components are designed to provide interactive lessons and activities that provide opportunities for self-reflection and individual growth.

Every second Sunday, these young ladies will experience endless possibilities of what they can achieve.  The Morristown Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. is now accepting applications for the Delta G.E.M.S. Program. Please CLICK HERE to download the application.  Once you have filled it out in its entirety, please email it to macdstGEMS@gmail.com or send a hard copy to the following mailing address:

Delta G.E.M.S.
c/o Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.
Morristown Alumnae Chapter
P.O. Box 1633
Morristown, NJ 07962-1633

If you have any questions or concerns, please email us at macdstGEMS@gmail.com.

EMBODI

EMBODI: Empowering Males To Build Opportunities For Developing Independence

Empowering Males to Build Opportunities for Developing Independence (EMBODI) is the signature program of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.’s 24th National President, Cynthia M.A. Butler-McIntyre. EMBODI is designed to refocus Delta’s efforts to collaborate with other established organizations and agencies to address the plight of African American males. The EMBODI program provides a continuum of services and addresses the specific needs of African-American males.

Both informal and empirical data suggests that African American males continue to be in crisis and are not successful educationally, socially, and emotionally. EMBODI is designed to address these issues through dialogue, recommended strategies, programs and activities.  Every second Sunday, these young ladies will experience endless possibilities of what they can achieve.

The Morristown Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. is now accepting applications for the 2015-2016 EMBODI Program. Please CLICK HERE to download the application. Once you have filled it out in its entirety, please email it to macdstEMBODI@gmail.com or send a hard copy to the following mailing address:

EMBODI
c/o Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.
Morristown Alumnae Chapter
P.O. Box 1633
Morristown, NJ 07962-1633

If you have any questions or concerns, please email us at macdstEMBODI@gmail.com.

Scholarship Program

As part of our Educational Development thrust, the Morristown Alumnae Chapter is pleased to offer financial assistance to deserving high school seniors. Each year we award scholarships to qualifying students residing or attending high school in Morris County. Commencing in 2018, residents of Sussex, Warren, and Hunterdon Counties may apply.  Additionally, students who live outside of these counties, but participate in our GEMS or EMBODI youth programs are also invited to apply. Applications must be postmarked by April 15 of each calendar year. Please refer to the application for complete eligibility and submission requirements.

Since the creation of the Morristown Alumnae Scholarship program, the chapter has awarded over $125,000.

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Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.
Morristown Alumnae Chapter
PO Box 1633
Morristown, NJ 07962-1633