Youth Initiatives

Delta GEMS (Growing & Empowering Myself Successfully)

Dr. Jeanne L. Noble GEMS Institute is designed for young African-American women between the ages of 14 and 18 and/or in grades 9-12; young women who have potential, but need guidance, support and skills to achieve success; young women who are interested in developing leadership skills, young women who are actively pursuing college and/or career options and young women who may need encouragement and support in pursuit of higher learning.

Delta Academy

Dr. Betty Shabazz Delta Academy provides an opportunity for young women ages 11-14 to engage in an educational program tailored to their specific needs as growing individuals. The program is designed for young women who need guidance while they transition through social, emotional, and physiological development. Delta Academy participants will engage in a fun learning experience that provides mentoring, educational activities, and service learning opportunities.

Empowering Males to Build Opportunities
for Developing Independence

EMBODI is the signature program of our 24th National President, Cynthia M. A. Butler-McIntyre and designed to refocus DeltaSigma Theta Sorority, Inc. efforts to collaborate with other organizations to address the needs of African American males. EMBODI is designed for males between the ages of 11-18. The objective of EMBODI is to serve as a motivational tool targeting African American male teenagers resulting in an increased knowledge and awareness of issues and concerns affecting young men today.

Additional Forms & Documents

Volunteer Forms

Application – Please send your name, email and phone number to if you are interested in volunteering with the youth programs. 

Returning Volunteer Confirmation – Please complete and email the Returning Volunteer Confirmation to




If you have questions or need additional information, please contact:

Ms. Latisha Cooper, Program Chair