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DUE AUGUST 9, 2024

Dear Delta GEMS applicant,
Delta GEMS (Growing and Empowering Myself Successfully) is a youth enrichment program for
young women sponsored by the Pontiac Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority,
Incorporated. The program goals include:
 Instilling the need to excel academically.
 Providing tools that enable girls to sharpen and enhance their skills to achieve high levels
of academic success.
 Assisting young women in proper goal setting and planning for their futures high school
and beyond.
 Creating compassionate, caring, and community minded young women and actively
involve them in service advocacy and community service opportunities.
The Delta GEMS meet one to two times a month from September through June, to participate in
community service and activities that will enhance your cultural, educational, and social
development. We believe Delta GEMS will be a wonderful opportunity for you to discover your
talents, improve your confidence, and develop a sense of personal growth that will assist with you in
achieving your maximum potential as a young woman.
To apply for the Pontiac Alumnae Chapter Delta GEMS Program, applicants must meet the following
eligibility criteria:
 Must be entering or attending high school in the fall in grades 9, 10, 11, or 12
 Must reside in one of the Pontiac Alumnae Chapter’s service areas: Auburn Hills, Bloomfield
Hills, Bloomfield Township, Clarkston, Commerce Township, Independence Township, Keego
Harbor, Lake Angelus, Lake Orion, Oakland Township, Orchard Lake, Orion Township,
Pontiac, Rochester, Rochester Hills, Sylvan Lake, Troy, Walled Lake, Waterford, West
Bloomfield, and Wolverine Lake
If you are interested in participating in the Delta GEMS program sponsored by Pontiac Alumnae
Chapter Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated, please complete this online application
which includes an essay, letter of recommendation, and sign the permission notice and
statement by Friday, August 9, 2024. Once applications are reviewed, applicants will be
invited to participate in a virtual interview on Saturday August 24, 2024 with the program
leaders and advisors. Shortly after, applicants will be notified of whether they have been
accepted into the program. If you have any questions about the program, please feel free to


Sangeya K. Wiggins, Pontiac Alumnae Chapter President

Janelle K. Trueheart, Delta GEMS Chair

Rhonda Collins, Delta GEMS Co-Chair


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