The Educational Development Committee was created to implement public service programs centred on the Sorority’s educational programmatic thrust through Delta Academy, Delta G.E.M.S. and Teen Forum.
The goals of the Marietta-Roswell Alumnae Chapter (MRAC) Educational Development Committee are to:
- Impact the lives of the students we serve in a positive manner
- Creatively plan and implement relevant programs and projects
- Encourage and stimulate academic and social development.
Delta Academy is a mentoring program created out of an urgent sense that bold action is needed to save our young women from the perils of academic failure, low self-esteem, and negative images in society.
The goals of the program are to focus on the social, physical and emotional development of our young women in grades 6-8 and to prepare them for full participation as leaders in the 21st Century. We provide structured learning activities that focus on topics such as self-esteem, empowerment, education, community/public service, leadership skills, healthy eating and exercising, and enhancing their talents and interests.
Delta GEMS, the acronym for Growing and Empowering Myself Successfully, was created to help African American young women grades 9-12 realize their dreams. The Delta G.E.M.S framework is composed of five major components (Scholarship, Sisterhood, Show Me the Money, Service, and Infinitely Complete), forming a road map for college and career planning.
The goals are to instill the need to excel academically; to sharpen and enhance skills to achieve high levels of academic success; to assist in proper goal setting and planning for the future, high school and beyond; and to create compassionate, caring, and community minded young women by actively involving them in service learning and community service opportunities.
Mentoring/bonding sessions for Delta Academy and Delta G.E.M.S take place the third Saturday of every month from August – May (unless otherwise noted). All mentors in the program are members of Marietta-Roswell Alumnae Chapter (MRAC) of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. and go through an extensive application and screening process. Interested young women must complete an application and be selected to participate in the programs.
The Marietta-Roswell Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. will host our annual
Teen Forum on Saturday, March 21, 2020, 8:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Lindley Middle School (50 Veterans Memorial Hwy SE, Mableton, GA 30126).
This day of exciting, interactive and educational workshops will concentrate on our theme- The Real World: #AreYouReady? Teen Forum is an event hosting interactive workshops designed to equip middle and high school (grades 6-12) students with skills needed to address current issues of the day. Additionally, there are sessions for parents/guardians to share information and encourage open dialogue around raising and relating to kids of this generation. Teen Forum brings together approximately 150 to 200 participants from across the Metro-Atlanta area to learn from and engage with leading professionals. Students will participate in workshops throughout the day featuring life skills such as: Budgeting, Auto care and maintenance, How to Interview, among others. This event is free and open to the public. Registration is required. Online registration begins Feb 17, 2020.