Educational Development

Purpose

The Educational Development Committee is designed to emphasize scholastic achievement and higher academic development, promote service learning, foster college preparation and planning, and award college scholarships.

Program Information

Our programs are free and sessions are held on the first Saturday of each month from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Some sessions are field trips and may have an extended time schedule. The expectation is that participants attend all sessions, but understanding that there may be conflicts, a maximum of two absences are allowed. If you are not able to attend most of the program workshops and activities, please consider applying next year so that another young lady/young man can take full advantage of the program this year.

Program Activities:

Δ Mandatory Orientation (September)
Δ Youth & PEACE Parent Program Workshops (September – April)
Δ Public Service (November – February)
Δ Academic Scholarships for high school seniors (February – March)
Δ College Expo or Tour (Spring 2020)
Δ Oratorical Scholarship Competition for high school seniors (April)
Δ End-Of-Year “Fun Day” Activity (April)
Δ May Week Scholarship Awards Program for returning high school seniors (May)

Programs

Δ Dr. Betty Shabazz Delta Academy for females 11-14, Middle School-Grades 6-8
The goals of the Dr. Betty Shabazz Delta Academy are to offer mentoring, educational activities and service learning opportunities for girls with a particular emphasis on mathematics, science and technology and to help young girls to excel and pursue careers in these areas.

 

Δ EMBODI for young “men” ages 11-18
Empowering Males to Build Opportunities for Developing Independence (EMBODI) was created to address the educational, social, and emotional obstacles that plague African American males. The monthly workshops focus on cultural/academic enrichment, boosting self-confidence, image, violence, relationships, health and economic empowerment.

Δ Dr. Jeanne L. Noble GEMS Institute for high school females ages 14-18, High School Grades 9-12
The primary goals of the Dr. Jeanne L. Noble GEMS Institute are to provide tools that enable girls to sharpen and enhance their skills to achieve high levels of academic success and to assist in the proper goal setting, decision making and planning for their futures.

Δ PEACE (Parents Empowered Active Children Education)
Operation PEACE is designed to engage parents, guardians, and community members of the East Point/College Park Alumnae service area in supporting the development of our youth and preparing them to be productive members of society. This initiative provides parents and guardians with vital tools and resources to further support college preparedness for their youth, fiscal planning and responsibility, and positive global citizenship.

Application Information

The online application must be submitted by September 6, 2019. Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated requires all chapters to follow nationally prescribed risk management procedures for youth programs. Participants and parents accepted for enrollment must attend the program orientation on September 28, 2019. Once the online application is submitted, the forms below should be submitted by email to education@epcpdst.org or brought with you to the orientation session on September 28, 2019.

Application Deadlines

Thank you for your interest in our youth programs. The 2019-2020 enrollment deadline for the Delta G.E.M.S. Institute and Delta Academy has passed and applications are under review. If you have submitted your application, decision letters will be sent via email by September 20. We are still accepting applications for EMBODI and the form can be accessed using the appropriate program tab below. If you would like to receive future notifications about our programs, please email education@epcpdst.org.

Contact Information

education@epcpdst.org
scholarships@epcpdst.org

Mandatory Forms

Program Applications