Youth Programs    

• The Young Entrepreneur Program -
The Johnston County Alumnae Chapter Young Entrepreneur’s Program is designed to coach and train young high school students to become the next generation of entrepreneurs. In this program, students will learn the fundamental business and economic concepts and explore career interest and opportunities. The program is free and open for high school students between the ages of 14 – 19. For more information, please contact contact Shallina Hudson at or Tarkisha Poole at

• Delta Gems/Delta Academy / EMBODI –
Education mentoring programs, the Dr. Betty Shabazz Delta Academy is open for girls ages 11 – 14 in middle school and the Dr. Jeanne Noble Delta Gems is open for young ladies in high school. Delta Academy provides an opportunity for the chapter to enrich and enhance the education that our young teens receive in 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, and their sisterhood, defined as the cultivation service learning, and their sisterhood, 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 was created to catch the dreams of African Americans at-risk, adolescent girls aged 14-18. Delta GEMS provides the frame work to actualize those dreams through the performance of specific tasks that develop a CAN DO attitude. The goals for Delta GEMS are:

• 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; and
• To create compassionate, caring, and community minded young women by actively involving them in service learning and community service opportunities.

The EMBODI (Empowering Males to Build Opportunities for Developing Independence) program is designed to refocus the efforts of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., 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 continues to be in crisis and is not reaching its fullest potential educationally, socially and emotionally. EMBODI is designed to address these issues through dialogue, and recommendations for change and action.

Each programs offer a positive forum for self-discovery and learning. See calendar for meeting dates. Please e-mail Lamantha Anthony Perry at or Beverly Robinson at for applications.