The Dr. Betty Shabazz Delta Academy is a unique program designed for young ladies ages 11-14 years. The goals of the Academy are to enhance or spark interest in math, science, technology and/or careers where minority women are scarcely represented.
The Dr. Betty Shabazz Delta Academy’s aim is to shape well rounded young women by focusing on African American history, literacy, character development, healthy choices and service learning. Many young ladies have tremendous potential, however they are not afforded the opportunity to broaden themselves, express their curiosity, and experience new and different things early on.
In addition to building character, self-esteem, and giving back to the community through service learning, field trips are planned to museums, plays, fancy dinners, and other sites designed to enhance the knowledge of the participants in the identified focus areas. These young ladies experience endless possibilities.
Delta Academy is designed for:
Young ladies, 11 to 14 years of age, who have potential for success, but limited opportunities;Young ladies who are interested in developing themselves and sharpening various skills (i.e. literacy, math and science); Young ladies identified by schools, churches, youth groups or concerned individuals, as candidates; Young ladies interested in service, education, and technology; Young ladies who enjoy learning new things; and Young ladies who express interest in math, science, technology or other non-traditional careers.