What We Do

Since its founding in 1913 Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. has clearly distinguished itself as a public service organization that boldly confronts the challenges of African Americans and, hence, all Americans. Over the years, a wide range of programs addressing education, health, international development, and strengthening of the African American family have evolved. In realizing its mission, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. provides an extensive array of public service initiatives through its Five-Point Program Thrust of Economic Development, Educational Development, International Awareness and Involvement, Physical and Mental Health, and Political Awareness and Involvement.

Delta Academy is an educational outreach program for girls ages 11-14 with an emphasis on math and science. This program gives us an opportunity to enrich and enhance the education that our young teens receive in the public schools.

Delta Gems is an educational outreach program for girls ages 11-14 with an emphasis on education and self-esteem. Delta GEMS (Growing and Empowering Myself Successfully) is a natural outgrowth and expansion for the continuation of the highly successful Dr. Betty Shabaaz Delta Academy. Delta Gems was created to catch the dreams of African-American at-risk adolescent girls.  This program provides the framework to actualize those dreams through the performance of specific tasks that develop a can do attitude.

Debutante Program is a scholarship program for female high school juniors and seniors with a GPA of 2.75 or higher.  Monthly sessions are held with the debutantes to expose them to various topics within our 5-point thrust as well as community service.  The program culminates with the Debutante Cotillion.

EMBODI (Empowering Males to Build Opportunities for Developing Independence) is a program that focuses on African-American males between the ages of 11-17. EMBODI primary focus is academic enrichment, personal development and wellness, career development, cultural development, and family involvement.

Scholars Reception is an annual ceremony that recognizes African-American highs school seniors with a GPA of 3.0 or higher. Each student is presented with letters and certificates from state, county, and city dignitaries.

Spelling Bee is a county-wide event for elementary and middle schools students which is held during May Week Activities.

Wilma “Skeeter Scholar” Rudolph Gala is a scholarship presented to a female student athlete from Tennessee State University and Austin Peay State University in honor of Wilma Rudolph.  The Gala is held in June and it reflects the dignity and decorum of the first African-American woman to win three gold medals in on Olympic.

MLK Celebration is an annual event in collaboration with the NPHC and NAACP to involve the community in activities and workshops commemorating the works of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Back to School Bash is an even that provides school supplies to our youth.