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Dear Parent(s),

Delta GEMS (Growing and Empowering Myself Successfully) is a program that targets young ladies in grades 9-12 and provides cultural, educational, and social enrichment programs that develop and encourage them to achieve their maximum potential. Pontiac Alumnae Chapter  Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. (PAC-DST) serves as mentors (Advisors) to Delta GEMS participants and aims to help them gain a sense of personal growth and confidence while discovering their brilliance. The program goals include:

  1. To instill the need to excel academically

  2. To provide tools that enable girls to sharpen and enhance their skills to achieve high levels of academic success

  3. To assist girls in proper goal setting and planning for their futures high school and beyond

  4. To create compassionate, caring, and community minded young women and actively involve them in service advocacy and community service opportunities

The Delta GEMS program is a wonderful opportunity for enhancing the lives of young ladies. The GEMS meet monthly (October through June), participate in community service, as well as other activities throughout the year that focus on educational achievement, cultural enrichment, and social involvement—all of the experiences are necessary to meet the program goals. PAC-DST advisors uphold the highest standards for our Delta GEMS.

If you are interested in having your daughter participate in the Delta GEMS program please complete this online application, permission notice, photograph release/waiver statement, and emergency contact information by September 3, 2023. 

If you have any questions about the program, please feel free to contact Janelle Trueheart at

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