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The Delta  Growing and Empowering Myself Successfully (GEMS) program honors the 12th National President of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. Dr. Jeanne L. Noble. Dr. Noble was a legendary pioneer in the field of education and civil rights issues were a high priority during her two terms in office. Dr Noble believed young women had to be supported emotionally, psychologically, spiritually and financially.


The goal of GEMS is to develop strong, confident, and goal-oriented young women and prepare them to take an active role in their success and society. We do this through mentorship and exposing the girls to educational and cultural experiences that will help them think about, set, and work towards obtaining their goals.


NoVAC’s GEMS program focuses on adolescent girls between the ages of 14 -18 and/or grades 9 – 12 in the Northern Virginia area. 

The goal of Delta GEMS is to serve as a catalyst for participants to enhance their abilities in order to achieve academic excellence. 

The program focuses on: 

o Promoting high levels of academic success 

o Assisting young women in proper goal setting 

o Developing compassionate, caring, community-minded young women 

o Emphasizing decision-making and planning for the high school years and beyond 


During the program year, meeting times/locations will be scheduled with advanced notice.

For additional information about the program, please contact

Learn More About Our Youth Programs 

Delta Academy

introduces at-risk girls, ages 11-14, to programs in math, science, and technology. 

Delta GEMS

develops strong, confident, and goal-oriented young women and prepares them to take an active role in their success and in society. (High School Age includes 14-18).


is designed to serve as a motivational and empowerment tool that targets young, African American males. (High School Age includes 14-18). 

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provides educational support for ages 8-14 and/or grades 3-8 with the goal of preparing students for the Virginia SOL standardized tests. 

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