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APPLICATION DUE: September 7, 2024 

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Salute to Our Young Heroes Potential Participants and Parents/Guardians:


Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. is a private, non-profit organization whose purpose is to aid and support through established programs in local communities.  Delta Sigma Theta currently sponsors several programs designed to promote the development of our youth including Delta Academy, Delta G.E.M.S and Salute to Our Young Heroes. Salute to Our Young Heroes is a program implemented by the Pontiac Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.  whose primary focus is on African American males in the 11 or 12 grade.  To participate in the Salute to Young Heroes program interested young men must: 


  • Male High School Junior or  Senior

  • Reside in our Service Area

  • Submit a completed application packet

  • Submit all applicable consent forms to participate with parental signature

  • Submit local and national Code of Conduct with applicant and parental signatures

  • Participate in the virtual mandatory applicant/parent orientation

  • Participate and be engaged in all meetings, assignments, and special events (Note that those who do not have regular participation, without approved justification, may become ineligible for the remainder of the program year and will not be eligible to attend year end festivities.)



  • To instill the need to excel academically and provide tools that enable young men to sharpen and enhance their skills to achieve high levels of academic success

  • To foster friendships and bonding among participants that support, challenge and assist in navigating the pressures of young adulthood

  • To assist the young men in proper goal setting, life skills, and planning for their  futures

  • To create compassionate, caring, and community- minded young men and actively involve them in service advocacy and community service opportunities

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