• Dr. Jeanne L. Noble Delta GEMS Institute

The Dr. Jeanne L. Noble Delta GEMS (GROWING AND EMPOWERING MYSELF SUCCESSFULLY) Institute represents a natural outgrowth and extension for the continuation of the acclaimed Dr. Betty Shabazz Delta Academy and its associated theme, “Catching the Dreams of Tomorrow.” The GEMS Institute honors the 12th National President of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., Dr. Jeanne L. Noble, a legendary pioneer in the field of education. The Delta GEMS Program, officially renamed The Dr. Jeanne L. Noble Delta GEMS Institute, continues to spotlight teenage girls between the ages of 14 and 18 in grades 9 through 12, with the goal of helping them develop strong leadership skills.

The mission of the Delta GEMS committee is to provide young ladies with a firm structural program that will enhance their self-esteem, academic achievement, leadership skills, and cultural awareness. This, in turn, will provide them with the opportunity to develop emotionally, socially, and intellectually and be prepared to take an active role in their success as they face the challenges of the world.  The goals and objectives of the DELTA GEMS Committee will be accomplished through a series of workshops and community service activities using the following framework:

  • Scholarship (Academic Excellence)

  • Sisterhood (Self Esteem, Health Awareness & Leadership)

  • Showing Me the Money (Financial Awareness)

  • Service (Social Responsibility Obtained through Community Service)

  • Infinitely Complete (The Rites of Passage)