Dr. Betty Shabazz Delta Academy
Catching the Dreams of Tomorrow, Preparing Young Women for the 21st Century
The Delta Academy was created out of an urgent sense that bold action was needed to save our young females (ages 11-14) from the perils of academic failure, low self-esteem, and crippled futures. The Delta Academy provides an opportunity for Delta chapters to enrich and enhance the education that young teens receive in public schools across the nation.
Specifically, the Delta Academy augments their scholarship in math, science, and technology, their opportunities to provide service in the form of leadership through service learning, and their sisterhood, defined as the cultivation service learning, and their sisterhood, defined as the cultivation and maintenance of relationships. A primary goal of the program is to prepare young girls for full participation as leaders in the 21st century.
Young ladies involved in the Delta Academy meet every month with members of BMAC to cover topics such as self-esteem, career exploration, how to be of service to others, and how to maintain a healthy and fit lifestyle.