Educational Development

Educational Development

JASSAC Educational Development provides 3 mentoring programs; youth aged 11-18, a parent program and a scholarship assistance program for graduating high school seniors.  The Expo attendees completed surveys to identify their interest on various topics; all focused on the Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. Five-Point Programmatic Thrust, attended a question and answer session and viewed a video that showcased some of the activities from the previous program year.  Please contact us at for additional information.

Youth Programs

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Dr. Betty Shabbazz Delta Academy:

A mentorship program for African-American girls in grades 6th-8th. Topics include self-esteem awareness, healthy lifestyles (childhood obesity), educational development and civic engagement through volunteerism
for girls aged 11-13.

Delta GEMS (Growing and Empowering Myself Successfully): Delta G.E.M.S. (Growing, Empowering Myself Successfully): A mentorship program for African- American young girls in grades 9th-12th. Topics include self-esteem awareness, social action, higher education/ career development, and service learning and community
projects for girls aged 14-18.

EMBODI (Empowering Males to Build Opportunities for Developing Independence) :mentorship program that was developed to improve the plight of African-American Males in grades 6th-12th. This initiative is designed to address the emotional, educational, and social barriers that plague African-American males aged 13-18.

If you are interested in registering your child in one of the above mentoring programs, attending a parent workshop or obtaining information about the scholarship award please contact us at

Education Development Application


Bullying flyer 2016Updated3-4Education Development presented an Anti-Bullying Event, “Speak Out”, on March 19, 2016 at the Robbins Community Center from 11:00 am-2:00 pm.  The event was open to the public and was comprised of opening activities, anti-bullying workshops/seminars, and activities.  The opening presenter, Chef Judson, experienced bullying due to his weight.  He discussed how this affected his life and the path he chose to overcome this negativity.   In addition, we  “Kicked Out Bullying” as Trainer Kelly leads the participants in a 30-minute kickboxing class.

Speak out in the news


Delta Academy Collages

This project required each Delta Academy participant to create a photo collage that visually showcased her distinct characteristics. Each young lady chose cutouts from magazines, words and images, which she believed represented her individual personality. The cutouts were then glued onto the inside of a photo frame; which participates were allowed to take home as keepsakes. At the conclusion of this activity each young lady was given the opportunity to shine by presenting her finished project to the group and sharing her unique frame.

Delta Academy Participants DA Collage Project Collage Project





Over 30 years, JASSAC has been dedicated to the educational development of high school students.  The chapter awarded scholarships totaling $114,000, from 2010-2016, to graduating high school seniors.


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Joliet Area South Suburban Alumnae Chapter

PO BOX 706
Matteson, IL 60443