Five-Point Programmatic Thrust
The Economic Development Committee of the Suburban Houston – Fort Bend Alumnae Chapter is charged with establishing programs within the community that support the economic improvement and overall financial well-being of its citizens. The committee hosts educational workshops and provides a wealth of financial resources to promote sound financial decision-making.
The Committee launched its first edition of the SHFBAC Delta Red Book in the 2015 – 2016 sorority year. Members of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated interested in including their business in the Book should contact the Committee at email@example.com for more information.
The Suburban Houston-Fort Bend Alumnae Chapter has long been committed to partnering with local schools, parents and youth organizations in our area to promote the importance of education in our community. Delta Academy, Delta GEMS and EMBODI are the mentoring programs used by the Chapter to achieve this goal, while the Scholarship & Awards Committee helps deserving students achieve their aspirations of a college education.
Delta Academy was created out of an urgent sense that bold action was needed to save our young females (ages 11-14) from the perils of academic failure, low self-esteem, and crippled futures. Delta Academy provides an opportunity for local Delta chapters to enrich and enhance the education that our young teens receive in public schools across the nation. Specifically, we augment their scholarship in math, science, and technology, their opportunities to provide service in the form of leadership through service learning, and their sisterhood, defined as the cultivation service learning, and their sisterhood, defined as the cultivation and maintenance of relationships. A primary goal of the program is to prepare young girls for full participation as leaders in the 21st Century.
Delta GEMS (Growing and Empowering Myself Successfully) was created to catch the dreams of African American at-risk, adolescent girls ages 14-18. Delta GEMS provides the framework to actualize those dreams through the performance of specific tasks that develop a CAN DO attitude.
The goals for Delta GEMS are:
The Delta GEMS program is composed of five major components (Scholarship, Sisterhood, Show Me the Money, Service, and Infinitely Complete), forming a road map for college and career planning. Topics within the five major components are designed to provide interactive lessons and activities that provide opportunities for self-reflection and individual growth.
The EMBODI (Empowering Males to Build Opportunities for Developing Independence) program is designed to refocus the efforts of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., on the plight of African-American males. Both informal and empirical data suggests that the vast majority of African-American males continues to be in crisis and is not reaching its fullest potential educationally, socially and emotionally. EMBODI is designed to address these issues through dialogue, and recommendations for change and action.
The SHFBAC program is unique in that it uses a peer mentoring model to help challenge young men to make better life decisions.
SCHOLARSHIP & AWARDS COMMITTEEThe Scholarship and Awards Committee of SHFBAC is charged with the responsibility of promoting higher education through scholarships and providing high school students with enrichment skills that will assist them in achieving their goals.For over 25 years, our Chapter, in collaboration with DAAP (The Delta Academic, Artistic & Philanthropic Foundation), has provided more than $300,000 in scholarships to deserving students. Our scholarship recipients have attended schools as far away as Howard University and as close to home as Texas Southern University.
Please visit our National Website to learn more about the work the Sorority is doing in South Africa, Kenya and Haiti!
As an organization of predominately African-American women, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated is uniquely positioned to impact not only the well-being of its members, but also the well-being of families and communities at large. SHFBAC strives to achieve this goal through it’s Mission: Health & Wellness Fair and IMPACT Day workshops.
The Social Action Committee of the Suburban Houston-Fort Bend Alumnae Chapter is charged with educating the Chapter and the general public on current issues that affect our community.
Some of their activities include:
• Red Army Day Voter Mobilization
• Promotion of Voter ID Laws
• Domestic Violence Awareness
• Voter Registration Drives
• Environmental Awareness
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