|G.E.M.S: Growing and Empowering Myself Successfully
Delta GEMS, a national signature program of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., is community based program created to inspire young women and help them to actualize their dreams. Delta GEMS provides a positive network for teenage girls ages 14-18 to strengthen and develop their will to achieve. By encouraging a “CAN DO” attitude, Delta GEMS strives to “catch the dreams” of at-risk, adolescent girls. The purpose of Delta GEMS program is to form a road map for college and career planning which incorporates five major components: Scholarship, Sisterhood, Show Me the Money, Service and Infinitely Complete. Each component provides opportunities for self-growth and enables young ladies to function intellectually, responsibly and socially in today’s society.
- To instill the need to excel academically.
- To provide tools that 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 – high school and beyond.
- To create compassionate, caring, and community minded young women by actively involving them in service learning and community service opportunities.
Applicants must be female students who reside in the Houston area, enrolled in high school grades 9-12 (ages 14-18) and must have a sincere interest and willingness to participate in activities provided by the Delta GEMS program.
HMAC Delta GEMS have participated in community service activities such as preparing meals at the Houston Area Foodbank. GEMS monthly activities focus on various aspects of financial planning and budgeting, sisterhood bonding and enrichment, self-esteem and self image workshops, physical fitness, health/wellness, safety and self defense, and closing banquet which celebrates the many accomplishments of the GEMS throughout the year. This year the Delta GEMS will add a young womens' entrepreneurial leadership component.
The GEMS sessions are held October through May of each year. As with all of our youth programs, GEMS participants, just as our volunteers and mentors, are asked to commit to attend approximately six monthly meetings. Participants must also embrace the GEMS’ principles, and adhere to the GEMS' Code of Conduct.
The parent and student orientation will take place in Fall of 2017. Time and Location: TBA
Please click the links below to complete the online registration and risk management forms.
Click here for the 2017-2018 Youth Initiatives Risk Management Packet (includes the application).
Once the risk management form is completed, please print and sign. It is mandatory for parents/guardians to attend the opening session as well as complete the risk management forms. Further information will be discussed at this meeting.
The online registration must be submitted electronically by TBA.
The risk management forms must be submitted at the parent/student orientation in September.
For specific program questions, please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org