Youth Initiatives

DELTA ACADEMY Co-Chairs: Traci King and Nicole Turner Savoy –
DELTA ACADEMY: Delta Academy provides an opportunity for young women ages 11-14 to engage in an educational program tailored to their specific needs as growing individuals. The program is designed for young women who need guidance while they transition through social, emotional, and physiological development. Delta Academy participants will engage in a fun learning experience that provides mentoring, educational activities, and service learning opportunities.

DELTA GEMS Co-Chairs: Surnetra Earnest, Katrina Cushenberry, and Karen Wesley –

DELTA GEMS (Growing & Empowering Myself Successfully) – Dr. Jeanne L. Noble GEMS Institute is designed for young African-American women between the ages of 14 and 18 and/or in grades 9-12; young women who have potential, but need guidance, support and skills to achieve success; young women who are interested in developing leadership skills, young women who are actively pursuing college and/or career options and young women who may need encouragement and support in pursuit of higher learning.

EMBODI Co-Chairs: Gwendolyn Solomon, Laurel Thomas, and Lisa Pride –
EMBODI (Empowering Males to Build Opportunities for Developing Independence) EMBODI promotes and provides opportunities to improve the quality of life for African American Males ages 12 – 18 through a comprehensive approach aimed at developing their overall potential.

Youth Initiative Registration Form

If you would like to apply please complete option 1 or 2:

Option 1:

  1. Download your selected Application
  2. Print out the Application
  3. Email, Postal Mail or fax in the application as explained in the document

Option 2:

  1. Fill out the electronic form below and select Submit
  2. Print out the Confirmation “Information to Be Aware Of” when prompted to ensure you attend the Kickoff/Mixer events and parent meetings.

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