Dr. Betty Shabazz Delta Academy is a unique program designed for young girls ages 11-14. The goals of the Academy are to enhance or spark career interest in science, technology, engineering, Art, and math (S.T.E.A.M.) where minority women are scarcely represented. The Dr. Betty Shabazz Delta Academy’s aim is to shape well rounded young women by focusing on literacy, character development, healthy choices, and service learning. Many young ladies have tremendous potential, however, they are not afforded the opportunity to broaden themselves, express curiosity, and experience new and different things early on. The Delta Academy theme “The Transformation of me: Knowing me, Developing me, and Preparing me” is intended to reflect the current issues and trends of middle school-aged girls.
The Delta Academy is designed for girls who:
- Demonstrate great academic and personal promise.
- Lacks support and encouragement.
- Show interest in developing leadership skills.
- Shows interest in community action and social change.
- Shows interest in non-traditional S.T.E.A.M. careers
Academy activities are centered on building character, self-esteem, and giving back to the community while also incorporating elements of S.T.E.A.M. Through the use of interactive activities, field trips, and guest speakers, the young women are placed in a positive and encouraging environment to help them discover their potential to endless possibilities. The Delta Academy is designed to prepare our young women for life as successful African American women. We also help transition them into the Delta GEMS program, which prepares them to deal with the challenges of high school and college preparation.
Delta Academy program will meet monthly on the 1st Saturday of each month from October-June. Academy activities are centered on building character, self-esteem, and giving back to the community while also incorporating elements of S.T.E.A.M.
We meet on the 1st Saturday of each month from October through June.
Contact the Delta Academy chairs for more information.