Youth Initiatives

Delta GEMS

(Growing & Empowering Myself Successfully)

(Due to Covid 19 this program is virtual only until further notice)

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

(Due to Covid 19 this program is virtual only until further notice)

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

(Due to Covid 19 this program is virtual only until further notice)

The EMBODI youth initiative is designed to uplift African-American males by addressing issues facing African American males, ages 13 through 17. Issues related to STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics), education, culture, self-efficacy, leadership, physical and mental health, healthy lifestyle choices, character, ethics, relationships, college readiness, fiscal management, civic engagement, and service learning are addressed through dialogue groups, presentations, community forums, structured activities, and mentorships.

Additional Forms & Documents

Volunteer Forms

Please email completed Application or Returning Volunteer Confirmation to


Returning Volunteer Confirmation




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

Andrea Scott , Program Chair

(321) 236-3406