Youth Programming Application






Dr. Betty Shabazz Delta Academy (Ages 11-14)

The Delta Academy was created in 1996 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. Delta Academy provides an opportunity for local chapters to enrich and enhance the education that our young teens receive in public schools across the nation. Specifically, we augment their scholarship in math, science, and technology, their opportunities to provide service in the form of leadership through service learning defined as the cultivation and maintenance of relationships.

Dr. Jeanne L. Noble Delta GEMS Institute (Ages 14-18)

MS: “Jewels in Our Galaxy” exemplifies the belief that our young women have the abilities to accomplish anything that their heart desires, in their local communities and beyond. GEMS is an acronym for Growing and Empowering Myself Successfully. Since its inception in 2004, the Delta GEMS Institute was designed to provide a vehicle of change for young African-American women between the ages of 14 and 18 to enhance their abilities and increase their self-worth, in order to achieve academic and Black girl excellence.

EMBODI (Ages 10-16)

EMBODI serves as an inspiring and motivational tool for African American young males with the ultimate goal of increasing their knowledge and awareness of issues affecting young men today. After participation in the program, the young men will have a repository of material to refer to and connections to utilize in forging their paths toward success.


Applicant is requested to write a short essay. You can type your essay directly into the space provided below or use the file loader to upload your essay. Your essay should be 150-200 words.

Essay Question: Why do you want to participate in the Delta Educational Programs? What are your expectations of the programs? 

Include within your essay:

  • your interest in developing leadership skills
  • your interest in community action and social change
  • your interest in non-traditional STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) careers
  • your hobbies, musical, or athletic interests
Type your name to sign this application