The Schaumburg-Hoffman Estates Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority 2018 Youth Educational Development Programs will begin on January 13th, 2018. Since 1991 the chapter has used their talents, skills, training and other resources to execute ideas, implement programs and support activities to make a difference in the lives of the underserved and underprivileged. We regularly review, survey and modify our programs to ensure we are meeting the needs and interest of the community. Continue with our effort we proudly announce the programs and themes for 2018:
Dr. Betty Shabazz Delta Academy
Delta Academy will provide leadership development, service and academic opportunities for young ladies ages 11-14 years old to prepare them for the 21st century and beyond. Activities will expose participants to science and math curriculum, community service projects, career exploration and personal development.
G.E.M.S. stands for Growing and Empowering Myself Successfully and is a program
aimed at catching the dreams of African-American girls aged 14-18. This program is an
extension of our successful Delta Academy program for Jr. High School girls. G.E.M.S. provides the framework to actualize those dreams through the performance of specific tasks that can develop a “CAN DO” attitude. The program offers a road
map for college and career planning, conducts activities that provide opportunities for
self-reflection and individual growth.
EMBODI stands for Empowering Males to Build Opportunities for Developing Independence and is a program for African American male ages 13-18. Informal and empirical data suggests that the vast majority of African-American males continues to be in crisis and is not reaching its fullest potential educationally, socially and emotionally. EMBODI is designed to address these issues through dialogue and recommendations for change and action. EMBODI addresses issues related to STEM education, culture, self-efficacy, leadership, physical and mental health, healthy lifestyles choices, character, ethics, relationships, college readiness, fiscal management, civic engagement and service learning.
While each program has a target age group and theme the overall goals remain consistent which is
*To instill the need to excel academically
*To provide tools that enable young women and men to sharpen and enhance their skills to achieve high levels of academic success;
*To assist young women and men in proper
goal setting and planning for their futures – Jr. High, High School and Beyond; and
*To create compassionate, caring, and community minded young women and men by actively involving them in service learning and community service opportunities
Our 2018 sessions will be held on Saturdays at Roosevelt University, 1400 N. Roosevelt Blvd, Schaumburg, IL from 9:30 am to 12:30 pm. Open registration begins September 1st, with a submission deadline of December 31st, 2017.
To apply please click on the link below.
Our program kick off and guardian information session will be held at the beginning of our first session on 1/13/18 for 1 hour. The applicants and guardians will attend the kick off together for the first half hour. Participants will then be dismissed to begin their first session and the guardians will remain for additional program information.
PROGRAM MEETING DATES & TIMES
1400 N. Roosevelt * Schaumburg, IL 60168
Saturdays, 9:30am to 12:30 pm
10/21/17 HBCU College Fair*
1/13/18 Session 1
1/27/18 Session 2
2/10/18 Service Project- Feed My Starving Children*
2/24/18 Field Trip*
3/3/18 Session 3
3/10/18 Career Fair
4/7/18 Session 4
4/28/18 Session 5
5/12/18 Finale Party
*Feed My Starving Children Starving Service Project-Youth Program Participants (Join
*HBCU Fair- Elgin Community College
For more information and to register Click Here
We are excited about continuing our mission of helping young women and men discover their own greatness and encourage you to share this information with anyone you feel would benefit from participating. If you have questions or require additional information, feel free to email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.