​Delta GEMS (Growing & Empowering Myself Successfully), is an expansion and continuation of the highly successful Dr. Betty Shabazz Delta Academy. Delta GEMS was created to catch the dreams of African American adolescent high school girls ages 14-18.

The Delta GEMS goals are: to instill the need to excel academically; to provide tools to enable girls to sharpen and enhance their skills to achieve high levels of academic success; to assist girls in proper goal setting and planning for their futures in high school and beyond; and to create compassionate, caring, and community minded young women by actively involving them in service learning and community service opportunities. The Delta GEMS framework is designed to provide specific skills that develop a CAN DO attitude through interactive lessons and activities that provide opportunities for self-reflection and growth.

Applications:  Complete the online application.

All online applications must be received electronically no later than Monday, Nov. 1, 2021 at 5 p.m. EST. This is an extended deadline. Late applications will not be considered. GEMS who have been accepted will be notified via email. If accepted, all GEMS and parents must attend our virtual orientation meeting via Zoom. Details will follow. 


ATTENTION: CAC’s Delta GEMS 2021-2022 programming will be held virtually this year to ensure safety of all participants. 

To successfully participate virtually, please keep in mind that participants need access to the following:

· Computer/laptop/Phone/iPad with a camera and microphone

· Wifi/ Internet connection

The Cincinnati Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. offers the Delta GEMS program free of charge to the community. As a result we unfortunately must limit the number of participants in accordance with chapter and national policies.  Thank you for your submission, you will be notified of the status of your application shortly after the close of the process. 

Questions regarding the Delta GEMS program should be relayed to the chairs at cacdeltagems13@gmail.com. 

Find us on Facebook at CAC Delta GEMS

We are currently missing our in-person time with our Delta GEMS 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.