As an organization of college-educated women, Delta Sigma Theta plays an active role in the educational movement, seeking to inspire, motivate, and support the aspirations and achievement of youth and young adults.
THE CARTER-WEAVER SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM
Every year, LASB awards scholarships to graduating high school students via The Carter-Weaver Scholarship Program. Scholarship funds are generated through our Annual Sepia Fashion Revue and Luncheon, as well as additional fundraising efforts. To date, LASB has awarded over $300,000
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Empowering Males to Build Opportunities for Developing Independence (EMBODI) is the signature program of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.’s 24th National President, Cynthia M.A. Butler-McIntyre. EMBODI is designed to refocus Delta’s efforts to collaborate with other established organizations and agencies to address the plight of African American males. The EMBODI program provides a continuum of services and addresses the specific needs of African-American males.
Both informal and empirical data suggests that African American males continue to be in crisis and are not successful educationally, socially, and emotionally. EMBODI is designed to address these issues through dialogue, recommended strategies, programs and activities.
The goals of EMBODI are:
- To expand the horizons of young African American males by cultivating a personal vision for their lives;
- To provide tools for young African American males to attain a higher quality of life;
- To provide young African American males with an awareness of various college and career options to make rewarding life choices and decisions; and
- To create community-minded young African American males by actively involving them in service learning and community service opportunities.
The Program serves as a motivational tool for African American teenage males with the ultimate goal of increasing their knowledge and awareness of issues affecting young men today.
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BLACK HERITAGE ESSAY WRITING CONTEST
The Black Heritage Essay contest encourages students from local South Bay High Schools to write on various topics of interest; helping them to develop proficient writing skills. Through this essay competition, LASB encourages students to use writing as a form of expression and a means of connecting with their culture. This project is a catalyst for identifying talent and enhancing self-esteem. LASB provides a monetary award to the competition winners.
DR. BETTY SHABAZZ DELTA ACADEMY
The Dr. Betty Shabazz Delta Academy was created out of an urgent need to save our young females ages 11-14 from the perils of academic failure, low self-esteem and crippled futures. This program provides an opportunity for local Delta chapters to enrich and enhance the education that our young teens receive in schools across the nation. Specifically, we augment their scholarship in math, science, and technology, their opportunities to provide service through leadership and sisterhood, and the development and maintenance of healthy relationships.
LASB recruits young females each year to participate in workshops, field trips, and other activities involving such topics as etiquette, technology, cultural awareness, self-awareness, and personal finance.
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DR. JEANNE L. NOBLE DELTA GEMS
(Growing and Empowering Myself Successfully)
The Dr. Jeanne L. Noble Delta GEMS was created as an expansion of the Dr. Betty Shabazz Delta Academy to encompass at-risk, adolescent girls aged 14-18. The Delta GEMS framework is composed of five major components (Scholarship, Sisterhood, Show Me the Money, Service, and Infinitely Complete), forming a road map for college and career planning.
The goals for Delta GEMS are:
To instill the need to excel academically
- To provide tools that enable teenage girls to sharpen and enhance their skills to achieve high levels of academic success
- To assist teenage girls in proper goal setting and planning for their future high school and beyond
- To create compassionate, caring, and community minded young women by actively involving them in service, learning, and community service opportunities
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