Delta GEMS Institute
(GROWING AND EMPOWERING MYSELF SUCCESSFULLY)
The Delta GEMS (GROWING AND EMPOWERING MYSELF SUCCESSFULLY) Institute represents a natural outgrowth and extension for the continuation of the acclaimed Dr. Betty Shabazz Delta Academy and its associated theme, Catching the Dreams of Tomorrow.
The Delta GEMS Program honors the 12th National President of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., Dr. Jeanne L. Noble, a legendary pioneer in the field of education. The Delta GEMS Program, officially renamed The Dr. Jeanne L. Noble Delta GEMS Institute, continues to spotlight teenage girls between the ages of 14-18 in grades 9 through 12, who have not reached their full academic potential. Each year, the NMAC GEMS program meets at least one Saturday a month during the months of September- May.
The Dr. Jeanne L. Noble Delta GEMS Institute, a community service project of the Nashville Metropolitan Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., centers on developing strong, confident and respectful young ladies by striving to prepare them to take active roles in their success and in society at-large.
These objectives are accomplished with a focus on:
- 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;
- Young women who need encouragement and support in pursuit of higher learning;
- Young women identified by schools, churches, youth groups and/or former Delta Academy participants
The program serves as a motivational strategy to inspire and encourage African-American teenage girls with the ultimate goal of increasing their knowledge and awareness of issues affecting women of color. The outcomes of the program will be accomplished through a variety of workshops to include:
Scholarship (Academic Excellence)
Sisterhood (Self Esteem, Health Awareness, and Leadership)
Financial Awareness (Show Us the Money)
Service (Social Responsibility through Community Service)
Infinitely Complete (Rites of Passage)
For more information on these and other programs sponsored by the Nashville Metropolitan Alumnae Chapter, please contact us as firstname.lastname@example.org or please see our Event Calendar for specific dates and times.