2021 - 2022 DELTA GEMS



Delta GEMS was created to catch the dreams of African-American, adolescent girls aged 14-18. Delta GEMS provides the framework to actualize those dreams through the performance of specific tasks that develop a CAN DO attitude. 


The goals for Delta GEMS are:


-  To instill the need to excel academically;

-  To provide tools that enable girls to sharpen and enhance their skills to achieve high levels of academic success;

-  To assist girls in proper goal setting and planning for their futures in high school and beyond; and

-  To create compassionate, caring, and community-minded young women by actively involving them in service learning and community service opportunities.


The Delta GEMS program offers a road map for college and career planning through activities that provide opportunities for self-reflection and individual growth. Delta GEMS, like Delta Academy, is implemented by chapters of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated. Delta GEMS participants have the opportunity to define and “Discover their individual Brilliance.”

Key Dates

  • November 13, 2021 | Candidate and Parent Orientation Kick-off - Getting to Know You

  • December 18, 2021 | Goal Setting Session - Vision Board Party

  • January 22, 2022 | Scholarship Session - Realizing Your Dream

  • February 19, 2022 | Black History Month - Celebrating Black Girlhood

  • March 19, 2022 | Women's History Month - RCA Black Women and Girls Conference

  • April 16, 2022 | Community Service Month - Virtual Community Service Project

  • May 21, 2022 | Mental Health Awareness - Hey, Sis