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 through its Five-Point Programmatic Thrust of Economic Development, Educational Development, International Awareness and Involvement, Physical and Mental Health, and Political 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 perils of academic failure and low self-esteem.
(Growing and Empowering Myself Successfully)
A program created to “catch the dreams” of at-risk adolescent girls aged 15-18.
(Empowering Males to Build Opportunities for Developing Independence.)
A program initiated to enhance the lives of African American male teenagers educationally, intellectually, and socially.
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.