Tampa Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc.
The Tampa Alumnae Chapter, www.dstta.org, of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated, is comprised of over 200 members who are engaged in a wide array of public service programs, and community mentoring projects. This organization first began to impact the youth of Hillsborough County over 70 years ago. The major programs of the chapter are based upon the organization’s Five-Point Programmatic Thrust.: • Economic Development, • Educational Development, • International Awareness and Involvement, • Physical and Mental Health, • Political Awareness and Involvement Members serve as mentors to over 100 youth who participate in the three education development programs. The Delta Academy for young females (ages 11-14) augments their scholarship in math, science, and technology. A primary goal of the program is to prepare young girls for full participation as leaders in the 21st Century. Delta GEMS was created to catch the dreams of African-American at-risk, adolescent girls aged 14-18. The Delta GEMS program offers a road map for college and career planning through activities that provide opportunities for self-reflection and individual growth. EMBODI, for middle and high school males, is designed to address these issues through dialogue and recommendations for change and action. EMBODI addresses issues related to STEM education, culture, self-efficacy, leadership, physical and mental health, healthy lifestyle choices, character, ethics, relationships, college readiness, fiscal management, civic engagement and service learning. In conjunction with Delta Inc., over $100,000 in scholarships and book stipends have been awarded to qualifying high school seniors graduating from Hillsborough County public, private, charter and parochial schools. I proudly nominate the Tampa Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc for this prestigious award.