The Dr. Betty Shabazz Delta Academy is a unique program designed for young ladies ages 11-14. Delta Academy provides an opportunity for young ladies to become exposed to scholarship in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM). The Academy is aimed to augment their opportunities to provide service in the form of leadership through service learning, and their sisterhood, by cultivating interpersonal relationships amongst their peers. A primary goal of the program is to prepare young girls for full participation as leaders in the 21st Century.

Aimed at shaping well-rounded  young women, the goals of the Dr. Betty Shabazz Delta Academy is to enhance and spark interest in STEM and careers where minority women are scarcely represented. In Academy, we have respect for our history, ourselves, our character, and for each other. We foster an environment of learning, character development, life skills, and community service.

CAC’s Delta Academy meets on the 2nd Saturday of the month from November – June.  

In the interest of safety for our participants, CAC’s 2021-2022 Delta Academy will be held virtually! Applications for virtual Academy are now open! Application Extended Deadline is Monday, Nov. 1, 2021 at 5pm.  The application is linked here.

Once accepted, a virtual orientation is required. Details will follow.

While virtual, Delta Academy will remain the impactful program it is known for! Please ensure that participants have access to the following equipment--

  • Computer/laptop with a camera

  • Computer/laptop with a microphone

  • Wifi or Ethernet connection


Program Eligibility Criteria:

  • All participants must be girls.

  • Girls must be no younger than 11 years old and no older than 14 years old as of their most recent birthday.  This program is designed for the period of early to mid-adolescence and focuses on middle school.

  • Girls and their parent/guardian must complete a Delta Academy application in order to be eligible to participate in the program.

  • Girls must be willing to commit to a minimum of 3 hours per month to participate in Delta Academy (there is no cost to participate in the program).


Contact the Delta Academy Program:

The Delta Academy Program is offered free of charge.

We are currently missing our in-person time with our Delta Academy participants,

but want to offer resources for them to connect with during these times.

Please find a list of educational, community, and virtual resources here.


Thank you to our sponsors:

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