Dr. Betty Shabazz Delta Academy

Delta AcademyThe Delta Academy 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. Delta Academy provides an opportunity for local Delta chapters to enrich and enhance the education that our young teens receive in public schools across the nation. Specifically, we augment their scholarship in math, science, and technology, their opportunities to provide service in the form of leadership through service learning, and their sisterhood, defined as the cultivation service learning, and their sisterhood, defined as the cultivation and maintenance of relationships. A primary goal of the program is to prepare young girls for full participation as leaders in the 21st Century.

Delta Academy has taken many forms. In some chapters, the Academies are after-school or Saturday programs; others are weekly or biweekly throughout the school year; and still other programs occur monthly. At a minimum, chapters plan and implement varied activities based upon the needs of the early adolescents in their areas. The activities implemented most often include computer training, self-esteem and etiquette workshops, field trips for science experiences and for college exposure, and special outings to cultural events, fancy dinners, museums, plays, and concerts.

MDA's Delta Academy is designed to expose the participants to the following attributes:

  • Sisterhood
  • Scholarship
  • Service

THE DEADLINE TO SUBMIT AN APPLICATION TO PARTICIPATE IN THE DELTA ACADEMY PROGRAM FOR THE 2018-2019 YEAR IS SATURDAY, October 6, 2018. Please make sure you bring your completed application, including the appendices to the Kick-Off/Orientation Meeting on Saturday, September 8th at 2p.m.


Fillable online application