Delta Academy, GEMS & EMBODI


Get a Hands-on Learning Experience about:
The Principles of Kwanzaa
Social Action – U.S. Constitution – Voter Education
Literacy and Creative Writing
Community Service
College Campus Tour
and much more…

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The Dellogo_academyta Academy is designed to offer opportunities to young women (ages 11-14) of great promise who might otherwise be excluded because they lack support, resources, and encouragement. The Delta Academy recognizes the disadvantages many young women in various communities face because of gender, income, age, and parental resources despite the personal potential of the girls themselves. 


The Delta GEMS Institute is a continuum of services that address the needs of young African American women in grades 9 through 12 with a framework for the participants to discover and understand their individual brilliance by embracing the GEMS themes…growing and empowering myself.

Delta Academy-GEMS Application 2016-2017


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The EMBODI (Empowering Males to Build Opportunities for Developing Independence) program is designed to refocus the efforts of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., with the support and action of other major organizations, on the plight of African-American males. EMBODI addresses issues related to STEM education, culture, self-efficacy, leadership, physical and mental health, healthy lifestyles choices, character, ethics, relationships, college readiness, fiscal management, civic engagement and service learning.

     EMBODI Application 2016-2017

Areas of Focus

  • Life skills
  • Community Service
  • Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math
  • Decision Making
  • Critical thinking
  • Setting college and career goals
  • Broadening life experiences
  • Managing finances


  • Campus Tours: University of Southern California
  • Campus Tours: University of California Irvine
  • Participation in Youth State in Sacramento
  • Workshops on global issues that affect youth
  • Parent workshops on topics such as “How to finance your child’s college education”