Since its founding in 1913, Delta Sigma Theta has clearly distinguished itself as a public service organization that boldly confronts the challenges of African Americans and, hence, all Americans. Over the years, a wide range of programs addressing education, health, international development, and strengthening of the African American family have evolved. In realizing its mission, Delta Sigma Theta provides an extensive array of public service initiatives.
The major programs of the sorority are based upon the organization’s Five-Point Programmatic Thrust:
- Economic Development
- Physical and Mental Health
- Educational Development
- Political Awareness and Involvement
- International Awareness and Involvement
The Chesapeake-Virginia Beach Alumnae Chapter strives to implement programs that fall under our National Guidelines.
Dr. Betty Shabazz Delta Academy
A program designed to save young females (ages 11-14) from the prerils of academic failure and low self-esteem. A primary goal of this program is to prepare young girls to be leaders in the 21st century.
(Growing and Empowering Myself Successfully) A program to "catch the dreams" of at-risk adolescent girls ages 14-18. Delta GEMS provides the framework to actualize those dreams through the performance of specific tasks that develop a CAN DO attitude.
(Empowering Males to Build Opportunities for Developing Independence) A program to enhance the lives of African American male teenagers by addressing educational, intellectual, and social needs.
A biennial debutante-style extravaganza pageant which includes a series of educational, cultural, and community service activities involving local female high school juniors and seniors.
A program developed to promote academic achievement by honoring and highlighting African American female high school honor graduates.
Restoration of Rights
A program designed to educate and assist individuals who have been through the criminal justice system in regaining their right to vote.