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A natural outgrowth and expansion for the continuation of the highly successful Dr. Betty Shabaaz Delta Academy: Catching the Dreams of Tomorrow, Delta Gems was created to catch the dreams of African American at-risk, adolescent girls aged 14-18. Delta GEMS provides the framework to actualize those dreams through the performance of specific tasks that develop a CAN DO attitude.


The goals for Delta GEMS are: 

  • To instill the need to excel academically; ​

  • To provide tools that 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 program offers a road map for college and career planning and conducts activities that provide opportunities for self-reflection and individual growth. Delta GEMS, like Delta Academy, is implemented by chapters of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. 

Some TCMDAC DELTA GEMS Programs include:

  • Self Care & Mental Wellness with Dr. Tricialand Hilliard Tyrone

  • Financial Literacy - saving for the future and benefits of Roth IRA savings as a teen

  • College & Career Planning- with insight from a Duke University freshman

  • Leadership 101 with Keith (Coach C) Copeland

  • STEM/STEAM - journey discussions from Epidemiologist & Doctor of Psychology & Behavioral Health; Health Disparities Scientist; Dermatologist; and Loan Officer

  • Project Echo Service & World Health Awareness​

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