Delta Gems

Delta GEMS


GEMS is 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 high school aged girls 14-18. Delta GEMS provides the frame work to actualize those dreams through performance of specific tasks that develop a “CAN DO” attitude.

The Delta GEMS framework is composed of five major components which include:

  • Scholarship
  • Sisterhood
  • Show Me the Money
  • Service
  • Infinitely Complete

This framework forms a road map for college and career planning. Topics within the five major components are designed to provide interactive lessons and activities that provide opportunities for self-reflection and individual growth.


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 – 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.


Completed application package with 3 components

  • GEMS Application
  • GEMS Health Forms
  • GEMS Parental Forms

For inquiries, questions or to submit the completed application, e-mail them to

DST SLA GEMS Parental Forms

DST SLA GEMS Health Forms

DST SLA GEMS Application 2023-2024 



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