Dr. Betty Shabazz Delta Academy

Catching the Dreams of Tomorrow, Preparing Young Women for the 21st Century: The Delta Academy was created out of an urgent sense that bold action was needed to save our young females (ages 11-14) from the perils of academic failure, low self-esteem, and crippled futures. Delta Academy provides an opportunity for SAC to enrich and enhance the education that our young teens receive in area public schools. Specifically, we augment their scholarship in math, science, and technology, their opportunities to provide service in the form of leadership through service learning defined as the cultivation and maintenance of relationships. A primary goal of the program is to prepare young girls for full participation as leaders in the 21st Century.

Delta Gems: Growing And Empowering Myself Successfully

A natural outgrowth and expansion for the continuation of the highly successful Dr. Betty Shabazz Delta Academy: Catching the Dreams of Tomorrow, Delta GEMS was created to catch the dreams of African-American at-risk, adolescent girls aged 14-18. Delta GEMS provides the framework to actualize those dreams through the performance of specific tasks that develop a CAN DO attitude. The goals for Delta GEMS are:

  1. To instill the need to excel academically;
  2. To provide tools that enable girls to sharpen and enhance their skills to achieve high levels of academic success;
  3. To assist girls in proper goal setting and planning for their futures in high school and beyond, and
  4. To create compassionate, caring, and community-minded young women by actively involving them in service learning and community service opportunities.

The Delta GEMS program offers a road map for college and career planning through activities that provide opportunities for self-reflection and individual growth. Delta GEMS participants have the opportunity to define and “Discover their individual Brilliance.”

Embodi: Empowering Males To Build Opportunities For Developing Independence

The EMBODI (Empowering Males to Build Opportunities for Developing Independence) program is designed to refocus the efforts of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated, with the support and action of other major organizations, on the plight of African-American males. Both informal and empirical data suggests that the vast majority of African-American males continue to be in crisis and are not reaching their fullest potential educationally, socially and emotionally. EMBODI is designed to address these issues through dialogue and recommendations for change and action. EMBODI addresses issues related to STEM education, culture, self-efficacy, leadership, physical and mental health, healthy lifestyle choices, character, ethics, relationships, college readiness, fiscal management, civic engagement and service learning.

Carolyn Clay Scholarship

The Spokane Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated is pleased to offer its 2020 Carolyn Clay Scholarship to a qualified high school seniors, with the intentions of attending an accredited college or university in the fall.

Scholarship Amount: Up to $1,000 to cover tuition, fees and books

Application Deadline: April 31, 2020

Application Requirements:

  • High School Graduating Senior
  • GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • Must be enrolled as a full-time student
  • Must submit an official copy of the high school transcript
  • Must submit two (2) letters of recommendation (can be from a teacher,school counselor, minister, or someone outside of your family who has known your for at least two (2) years and has a personal relationship with you.
  • Submit a personal statement of 500 words or less

You may complete your Scholarship Application online by clicking here.

Update: Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2020 scholarship award has been suspended until Spring 2021.

May Week

May Week is a national program of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. that was created in 1920. A week in May is set aside for programs highlighting academic and professional achievements and the events emphasize the importance of higher education in the community, especially for black women. Programs include

  • College for a Day STEM activity
  • Church Fellowship w/Scholarship Donation
  • Youth Financial Workshops

Arts & Letters

The goal of the SAC Arts and Letters Committee is to promote meaningful cultural awareness through the mediums of music, dance, drama, literature, and poetry; to encourage the development of individual and collective skills in the liberal arts; to promote worthwhile cultural endeavors and showcase those who possess talents which contribute to an increased sensitivity to and an appreciation of the arts and letters. We strives to advance the African American experience by highlighting the artistic contributions of African-American people of the past and present elevating them to public attention.

The Arts and Letters Committee organizes activities such as:

  • Red Carpet Movie Events/Theatre Outings
  • Concerts
  • Artist Showcases