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 (August/September)
Δ Youth & PEACE Parent Program Workshops (October – November & January – April)
Δ Public Service (January, March, April)
Δ Academic Scholarships for high school seniors (February – March)
Δ College Enrichment Activity (Spring 2020)
Δ Oratorical Scholarship Competition for high school seniors (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

We are now accepting applications for the 2021-22 Program Year!

Congruent with national, regional, and statewide response measures, The East Point/College Park Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. continues to monitor developments surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic and associated variants. Although some states and municipalities have relaxed safety restrictions, it remains our primary responsibility to ensure that we proceed with servicing our communities using extreme caution. With this in mind, ALL FALL 2021 ACTIVITIES will be virtual.  Details for spring 2022 activities are forthcoming.

As Educational Development strives to continue providing social and academic enrichment opportunities, we will utilize an innovative curriculum that promotes engagement, collaboration, innovation, and self-discovery.  Our goal this year is to IGNITE! by fueling our students’ desire for learning, leading, and leveling up.  Programming for youth will begin in August and occur at least one Saturday per month, excluding December (which may be an optional meeting decided on in collaboration with parents).

Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. requires all chapters to follow nationally prescribed risk management procedures for youth programs, which includes a background screening and two-hour training. August is reserved for the required training and orientation. Details on completing this portion of enrollment will be provided to accepted applicants.

We encourage you to share this opportunity with your networks!

Click here to apply for Academy Click here to apply for GEMS Click here to apply for EMBODI

*Check with your contact for the password.

The application deadline is 11:59 p.m. on August 18, 2021.

Email education@epcp.org with any questions.

Contact Us

For general questions or information regarding youth development initiatives and activities, email education@epcpdst.org. To learn about our scholarship opportunities, email scholarships@epcpdst.org.