Dr. Betty Shabazz Delta Academy

The Transformation of me…Knowing Me, Developing Me, Preparing Me

The Charlotte Alumnae Chapter has been active in this community since 1942. As a group of college educated, professional women, we are committed to sharing our many talents and skills. Delta Academy is a vital part of our five point programmatic thrusts:

  • Educational Development
  • Economic Development
  • International Awareness and Involvement
  • Physical and Mental Health
  • Political Awareness and Involvement

Components of Delta Academy

  • Sisterhood by bonding with girls of similar background
  • Scholarship in the areas of math, science and technology
  • Service through the promotion of leadership in the community

Criteria for participating in Delta Academy

  • All participants must be girls as this is a gender specific program
  • Girls must be between the ages of 11 and 14
  • Participation in the Delta Academy program is not a prerequisite to or an affiliation with membership into Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.
  • Demonstrates great academic and personal promise; lacks support and encouragement
  • Shows interest in developing leadership skills
  • Shows interest in community action and social change
  • Shows interest in non-traditional STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) careers

Delta Academy Parent Sessions

  • The best part of Delta Academy is the promise it has for enhancing the lives of our African American young ladies. Watching their academic skills, sense of self worth, their competence and confidence increase as the program unfolds, will be the greatest thrill for them and us.
  • Since parents and guardians are an integral part of a child’s success, Delta Academy programs are expanded to include a Parent Education component to support their efforts.  We base these components on topics that are of interest to you (the

Rules & Responsibilities of Delta Academy Participants & Parent(s)/Guardian(s)

  • Participants:
    • It is strongly suggested that each person attend all sessions, unless previously discussed with the program coordinators
    • Participants are asked to be on time for each session
    • There will be ZERO tolerance for rude/disrespectful behavior. This can lead to removal from program.
    • There will be a ZERO tolerance for bullying. This can lead to removal from the program.
  • Parents/Guardians:
    • Are responsible for participants’ attendance
    • Are asked to attend parent sessions
    • Be on time to pick up participants
    • Return all permission forms or parent information requested

Be available during sessions for emergencies or provide emergency contact for participants

The Delta Academy application process is open for the 2023-2024 program year. We are accepting applications now through July 1, 2024.


For more information, send an email to program@charlottedst.org