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Youth Activities

Dr. Betty Shabazz Delta Academy


Delta Academy is designed to develop opportunities for girls in middle school (ages 11-14) to participate in activities and programs that will increase cultural awareness, academic success, and self-awareness. The girls are provided opportunities to participate in community service and fellowship activities to enhance individual leadership skills and character among girls.



Delta GEMS (Growing and Empowering Myself Successfully)


The GEMS is a natural progression of the Dr. Betty Shabazz Delta Academy.  The program was created to catch the dreams of African American at-risk, adolescent girls aged 14-18. Delta GEMS provides the frame work to actualize those dreams through the performance of specific tasks that develop a CAN DO attitude.  The program provides tools that will enable our girls to sharpen and enhance their skills to achieve high levels of academic success and assist girls in proper goal setting and planning for their futures-high school and beyond.  GEMS creates compassionate, caring, and community minded young women by actively involving them in service learning, self-enhancement activities, and community service opportunities.


EMBODI (Empowering Males to Build Opportunities for Developing Independence)


EMBODI is designed to address the educational, social and emotional obstacles that hinder the development of our youth. The objective is to serve as a motivational and empowerment tool that targets young African American males. Our goal is to cultivate a personal vision for their lives, promote awareness of college and career opportunities, to provide tools and resources to enable success and independence.

Program activities and events will focus on the mind, body and soul of a young man, to include cultural/academic enrichment, boosting self-confidence, and identifying the challenges that stifle our youth. The EMBODI Program works collaboratively with positive, African-American-oriented male organizations and community volunteers.

Delta Princesses


Princesses program is designed to develop girls ages 4-11 with the goal/focus of providing cultural, educational, fun activities, along with community service, and fellowship.  It enhances their individual leadership skills and character.  The program also prepares the girls for the opportunity to participate in the Miss Jabberwock Pageant to compete for the title of Little Miss Princess.


Bi-annually, the Fayetteville Alumnae Chapter sponsors the Jabberwock Scholarship Pageant. Activities and programs are coordinated for the Jabberwock participants throughout the year with the Pageant as the culminating event.   Jabberwock Pageant Scholarships are awarded to each participant based on the amount of funds raised by that participant or donated by a sponsor (Delta or non-Delta) on their behalf.

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