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Delta GEMS

Delta GEMS (Growing & Empowering Myself Successfully), is an expansion and continuation of the highly successful Dr. Betty Shabazz Delta Academy. Delta GEMS was created to catch the dreams of African American adolescent high school girls ages 14-18.

The Delta GEMS goals are: to instill the need to excel academically; to provide tools to 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 framework is designed to provide specific skills that develop a CAN DO attitude through interactive lessons and activities that provide opportunities for self-reflection and growth.

This year, the Delta GEMS committee is excited to provide inspiring program activities that deal with important issues such as: socialization, self-awareness, leadership development through service, advocacy, healthy lifestyle habits, educational preparation, career preparation and much more.

All online applications need to be received electronically by October 19, 2016  GEMS who have been accepted will be notified via email or mail. GEMS who have participated in the program during the prior year will be guaranteed acceptance pending successful completion of the application.  If accepted, all GEMS and parents must attend our orientation meeting during the month of October 2016.  An additional grace period will be extended for those who wish to be in the GEMS program, but do not have access to online forms.  Additionally, parents are expected to participate in at least 2 additional events throughout the year.

There is still time to submit your application.  The deadline is October 19, 2016 for submitting GEMS applications for the upcoming 2016 -2017 year.  

Click here to submit your application. 

Questions regarding the Delta GEMS program should be relayed to Lori Cargile at the email address below. 

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Lori Cargile,  Sabrina McGill and Tywauna Harda, Delta GEMS Chairs 2016-2017