The Dr. Betty Shabazz Delta Academy provides an opportunity for the chapter to enrich and enhance the education of young girls from ages 11-14 that attend public school in the Midlands area; the program’s major emphases are mathematics, science and technology, and helping young women to excel and pursue careers in these areas. Additionally, the program offers mentoring, educational activities, service learning, and parent education opportunities to the participants.
The Delta Academy of the Columbia (SC) Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. plans and implements varied activities based upon the needs of the young ladies that participate in this signature program. The activities implemented most often include workshops related to healthy lifestyles (i.e. mentally, physically, and emotionally), etiquette and leadership, college exposure, and cultural events.