Dr. Jeanne L. Noble Delta GEMS Institute
2nd Sunday of each month
3pm -5pm

Questions? Contact DeltaGEMS.OCAC@gmail.com

A natural outgrowth and expansion for the continuation of the highly successful Dr. Betty Shabaaz 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 in grades 9-12. 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
  • To create compassionate, caring, and community minded young women by actively involving them in service learning and community service opportunities.
The Delta GEMS framework is composed of components that fall under Growing Myself Successfully and Empowering Myself Successfully.

Growing Myself Successfully
  • The Aha! Moments
  • Socialization
  • Self-Awareness
  • Leadership Development through Service Advocacy
  • Disaster Preparedness
Empowering Myself Successfully
  • Skills for Success
  • Healthy Lifestyle Habits
  • Financial Preparation and Achievement
  • Educational Preparation
  • Career Preparation
Topics within the five major components are designed to provide interactive lessons and activities that provide opportunities for self-reflection and individual growth.