Charlotte Alumnae

Chapter 

of

Delta Sigma Theta

Sorority, Inc.

 

The Dr. Jeanne L. Noble G.E.M.S. Institute

Applications for the 2017-2018 program year are now being accepted. Two letters of recommendation are required for all new applicants with the exception of 2016-2017 Delta Academy participants transitioning to the Delta GEMS program.  


Application and recommendations letters (if applicable) are due no later than June 30, 2017.



Email program@charlottedst.org for more information

What is Delta G.E.M.S.?

 

Delta GEMS is a program developed by the National Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. as a transition for African-American young ladies who have aged out of Delta Academy. As a result, Delta Academy II: Delta GEMS (Growing and Empowering Myself Successfully) was formed.

 

Building upon the premise of Delta Academy: Catching the Dreams of Tomorrow, Delta GEMS is a natural outgrowth and expansion for the continuation of that program. Delta GEMS is made of African-American young ladies aged 14-18 and/or in grades 9 through 12. GEMS invites young women who have potential, but need guidance, support, and skills to achieve success. The program focuses on young women who are interested in developing leadership skills; who are actively pursuing college and/or career options; who need encouragement and support in the pursuit of higher learning.

 

Sessions occur at least once a month from September – May. Participants are required to attend every session.

 

 

What are the goals of Delta G.E.M.S.?

 

· To instill in our girls the need to excel academically

· To provide tools that will enable our girls to sharpen and enhance their skills to achieve high levels of academic success

· To assist our girls in proper goal setting and planning for their futures—high school and beyond

· To create compassionate, caring and community-minded young women by actively involving them in service learning and

    community service opportunities


 
 

 

Rules & Responsibilities of Delta G.E.M.S. Participants & Parent(s)/Guardian(s)

 

Parents:

· Must bring GEMS to all sessions on time

· Must be on time to pick up GEMS

· Must return all permission forms or parental information requested

· Must be available during GEMS sessions for emergencies or provide emergency contact


 
GEMS:

· Must arrive on time for each session

· Must contact GEMS program leads at least 2 days in advance if a session will be missed

· Must complete all assignments as asked

· Must actively participate in all sessions

· Must turn off cell phones during session

· Must not use profanity

· Disruptive behavior can lead to removal from the program
· Must adhere to “appropriate” attire

· Must maintain professional attitude and character


 
 

GEMS Institute Student Participation Criteria:

· Young women ages 14 – 18 who are in Grades 9 through 12.
· Young women who have potential, but need guidance, support and skills to achieve success.
· Young women who are interested in developing leadership skills.
· Young women who are actively pursuing college and/or career options.
· Young women who need encouragement and support in pursuit of higher learning.
· Young women identified by authorized partners of Delta chapters and/or former Delta
    Academy participants.
 
 

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