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Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. - Hartford Alumnae Chapter
Dr. Betty Shabazz Delta Academy
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Dr. Jeanne L. Noble GEMS
Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. is a private, non-profit organization whose purpose is to provide services and programs to promote human welfare. Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. was founded on January 13, 1913, by 22 collegiate women at Howard University. These young women used their collective strength to promote academic excellence and provide assistance to those in need. The Sorority continues that legacy of service through our Five‐Point Program Thrust of:
  • Economic Development
  • Educational Development
  • International Awareness and Involvement
  • Physical and Mental Health; and
  • Political Awareness and Involvement

The Hartford Alumnae Chapter has been committed to establishing vital programs in the Greater Hartford area for nearly 70 years. Activities include community service, social welfare, academic excellence, and cultural enrichment events. Two of our chapter's signature events are the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Scholarship Breakfast and the CAT (College Aptitute Test) Preparatory Program.

The Dr. Betty Shabazz Delta Academy (ages 11-14) was created 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. The program’s motto is, “Catching the Dreams of Tomorrow, Preparing Young Women For the 21st Century.” Delta Academy provides an opportunity for local Delta chapters to enrich and enhance the education of our young teens by augmenting their scholarship in math, science, and technology. We provide girls with opportunities to develop through leadership, service learning, and the cultivation of their relationships. A primary goal of the program is to prepare young girls for full participation as leaders in the 21st Century.

The Dr. Jeanne L. Noble GEMS (Growing & Empowering Myself Successfully) (ages 15-18) was a natural outgrowth and expansion of the highly successful Dr. Betty Shabazz Delta Academy. Delta GEMS was created to inspire and mentor African-American at-risk, adolescent girls ages 14-18. Delta GEMS provides the frame work for girls to actualize their dreams through five major components including Scholarship, Sisterhood, Show Me the Money, Service, and Infinitely Complete, which create a road map for college and career planning. Delta GEMS works to foster academic excellence, assist in proper goal setting and planning for high school and beyond. We hope to create compassionate, caring, and community minded young women by involving them in community service opportunities. Topics within the Delta GEMS components provide interactive lessons and activities that encourage self‐reflection and individual growth.

Little Sisters with Books (ages 8-10) is a Delta Academy expansion program created by the Hartford Alumnae Chapter to encourage literary appreciation, reading comprehension and personal development for girls ages 8-10. It is our goal to improve math, science, and reading skills, while simultaneously encouraging teamwork, positive self-esteem and addressing age-appropriate social issues through books, music and other activities.

These programs will be held on the third Saturday of each month, unless otherwise notified, through Saturday, May 19, 2018 from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at Capital Community College, 950 Main Street, Hartford, CT 06103.

October's session will occur on Saturday, Oct. 21, 2017.

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