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 Delta Academy was created out of an urgent sense that bold action was needed to save young females from the perils of academic failure, low self-esteem, and crippled futures. Delta Academy provides an opportunity to enrich and enhance the education that young teens receive in public schools across the nation. A primary goal of the program is to prepare young girls for full participation as leaders in the 21st Century.
The EMBODI (Empowering Males to Build Opportunities for Developing Independence) program is designed to focus on the plight of African-American males. 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
In March of 1913, nearly six weeks after its founding, several Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. Founders marched in the historic Suffragist March under the Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. Banner, the Sorority’s first public act. Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. continues to institute activities that foster:
- Sponsoring Voter Registration and voter education programs
- Combating Voter Suppression
- Affordable Health Care and access to quality health care
- Financial Literacy and Economic Empowerment
- Political Awareness and Involvement
- Gender Equality
Jabberwock, copyrighted by Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., represents a Cotillion program of elegance and entertainment that showcases the talents of young women program participants while advancing the goals and objectives of the Delta scholarship program. Monetary Awards are made to eligible graduating seniors, to pursue secondary school studies. Awards are based on academic excellence, evidence of need, quality of the application, interview, and community service.
Florence Alumnae Chapter has emphasized scholastic achievement, educational opportunities, and encouragement of higher scholarship. May Week, a traditional Delta National program, showcases the scholastic achievement of youth in the community. For the past two years, FADST has hosted a writing workshop for elementary, middle, and high school students, May Week also serves as an opportunity to award youths for the contributions to community service. .
Visible & Viable Community Day
The Visible and Viable Community Day continues the legacy of the late Dr. James R. Clark, who was a trailblazer in improving medical treatment for sickle cell patients as well as educating people about prevention of the potentially deadly illness. Although more prevalent among people of ethnic ancestry, the illness also afflicts all groups and races. There is no universal cure for it at this time, but there has been some improvements made in the treatment of the disease