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Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.
Dr. Betty Shabazz Delta Academy
Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. is a private, non-profit organization whose purpose is to provide assistance and support through established programs in local communities. The creation of the Dr. Betty Shabazz Delta Academy was the Sorority's bold determination to save our young females ages 11-14 from the perils of academic failure, and to expose them to worlds beyond their imagination. Delta Academy provides an opportunity for the Katy Area Alumnae Chapter to enrich and enhance the education that young teens receive in school.
The goals for the Delta Academy program are:
● To develop their abilities and talents to be able to compete in a global society and
become change agents in the transformation of their communities.
● To enhance their decision making and communication skills.
● To guide girls into womanhood with educational support and professional guidance that
will teach them how to create opportunities for academic success.
● To ensure our young girls are ready and prepared role leaders in the ever changing
world of the 21st Century through science, technology, engineering, arts, and
The aim of the Dr . Betty Shabazz Delta Academy is to develop young women with positive
attitudes towards themselves and others, and who are effective and optimistic problem solvers that are contingent about their future. The Delta Academy is one response to imperatives of the future. It is an exciting and innovative way for Delta women of vision of the Katy Area Alumnae Chapter to use their considerable resources and energies to develop new purpose, new skills and new leaders from the ranks of 11 to 14-year old young women. The Delta Academy offers supervised and structured experiences that will provide our young girls with the necessary tools to embrace their strength and worthiness to be productive citizens in an increasingly' Generation Z-focused society.
Delta Sigma Theta Sorority. Inc. continues its commitment to young women who demonstrate the potential to succeed, but who may not have the necessary support systems to meet their highest potential. The Delta Academy program remains one of the Sorority’s most influential programs, as it embodies all aspects of our mission and is teaching our young girls how to be healthy, ambitious and confident leaders, as they strive for academic excellence.
Criteria for Participation
The Delta Academy is designed for young women who meet the following criteria:
● Ages 11-14
● Submit a completed application (including all applicable consent forms)
● Attend the mandatory student/parent orientation & risk management session
● Demonstrates great academic and personal promise and shows interest in developing
leadership skills, community action and social change, and non-traditional STEM
Please familiarize yourself with the following guidelines:
The Delta Academy program will accept applications for new participants until Thursday, February 24, 2022.
● We ask that your child be an active participant in Delta Academy such as regularly
scheduled meetings, projects and or other planned activities.
● Regularly scheduled meetings will be held on the Second Sunday of the month
from 3:00pm to 5:00pm. The location of meetings will be virtual until further notice. This is subject to change.
● Participation is voluntary, but it requires a strong level of commitment.
3 . Transportation
If any activities occur in person, parents are expected to provide transportation to and
from the Delta Academy session.
*It is anticipated that all activities will occur virtually during the 2021-2022 year.
4 . Consent Forms
All consent forms must be signed and returned to the Delta Academy Committee before any student will be allowed to participate in the program.
6 . Behavior
Appropriate behavior becoming of a lady should be exemplified at all times . Students must
comply with the rules and regulations established in the Code of Conduct by
Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., Katy Area Alumnae Chapter, Dr. Betty Shabazz Delta Academy program.
7 . Attire
Neat, clean and casual clothing.