Youth Program Application


Attention Greater Wilmington area youth ages 11-18 – Enroll now for our 2016-2017 youth programs. Career exploration workshops, fun cultural outings, community service opportunities, networking/mentoring events and a college tour are just a few of the exciting and developmental activities for participants. Download the application and email it back to youth@dstwilmingtonde.org to begin the registration process.

Economic Development


Financial Fortitude topics include college and career preparation, financial planning for various stages of life, investment and savings, estate planning, consumer fraud prevention, and starting, managing and growing your business.

Educational Development


The Dr. Betty Shabazz Delta Academy provides character development, mentoring and personal skills development activities for girls 11-14 years of age. The program emphasizes scholarship in areas of science, technology, engineering and mathematics, while also engaging in topics such as leadership, intra-psychic development and interpersonal skills.
Email deltaacademy@dstwilmingtonde.org for more information.

Dr. Jeanne L. Noble Delta GEMS (Growing and Empowering Myself Successfully) Institute mentors at-risk African-American girls, ages 14-18, and provides the framework for them to actualize their goals through the performance of activities that develop a “can-do” attitude.  The goal of this program is to provide tools that enable girls to sharpen and enhance their skills to achieve high levels of academic success and to become involved in community service opportunities.
Email gems@dstwilmingtonde.org for more information.

EMBODI (Empowering Males to build Opportunities for Developing Independence) focuses on addressing issues facing African-American middle-school aged males.  Issues related to self-efficacy, leadership, physical and mental health and college readiness are addressed through presentations, dialogue groups and structured activities.
Email embodi@dstwilmingtonde.org for more information.

Jabberwock Scholarship Program, in partnership with Delta Outreach and Education Center, Inc., a 501c(3) organization, has awarded over $750,000 in college scholarships to deserving New Castle County young ladies in grades 11 and 12 since 2000.

International Awareness and Involvement


For World AIDS Day, DST co-sponsors events that provide HIV/AIDS awareness and prevention.  On December 1st of each year, the sorority provides activities designed to add our  voices to the worldwide conversation about HIV/AIDS.

Physical and Mental Health


Journey to Wellness, the organization’s signature physical and mental health “call to action”, was developed to promote African-American families living holistic and healthy lives.  The three-pronged approach to the  “Journey to Wellness” includes 1) physical activity and healthy eating, 2) physical health: chronic disease and 3) mental health.  Our health programs advocate the importance and benefits of lifestyle changes that affect longevity, morbidity and mortality.

Political Awareness and Involvement


Delta Days in the Nation’s Capital and Delta Days in the State Capital allows members from our organization to actively engage with their elected representatives on a wide variety of issues ranging from educational funding to economic concerns.  Our members are also encouraged to attend local school board, city and county meetings.

The Get Out The Vote program sponsors voter registration drives and non-partisan voter education forums in the New Castle County community.