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
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
Shabazz Delta Academy
designed to save young females (ages 11-14) from the perils of
academic failure and low self-esteem.
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.