FIVE-POINT PROGRAMMATIC THRUST

  1. Educational Development

  2. Economic Development

  3. International Awareness and Involvement

  4. Physical and Mental Health

  5. Political Awareness and Involvement

The Five-Point Programmatic Thrust of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. is the planning vehicle through which Deltas around the world conduct a wide range of programs that project the image of the Sorority as a public service organization. In Las Vegas this includes work with homeless families, at-risk youth, reading programs for elementary students, financial literacy and economic development seminars, healthy living events, political and international awareness programming. Activities are implemented through the 5 Point Programming Coordinating Council, an elected body of the Las Vegas Alumnae Chapter. Additionally, the Las Vegas Alumnae Chapter has taken a stance against injustices everywhere and supports justice universally by participating in and supporting several community initiatives including, but not limited to: regular attendance at Clark County School District (CCSD) School Board meetings; participation in the American Cancer Society: Making Strides Against Cancer Walk; membership in the local NAACP; voter registration drives and field registration training; support of and participation in the Martin Luther King, Jr. parade; letter writing campaigns on community issues; social action luncheons on community issues, such as “election reform”; and financial and logistical support of CCSD “Back to School” shoe drives.

 
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Program Planning & Development

Dr. Marie Wakefield

Educational Development

Quinndolyn Jegede, Chair

Davette Walker, Co-Chair


PROGRAMS:

Δ Dr. Betty Shabazz DELTA ACADEMY for females ages 11-14

The goals of the Dr. Betty Shabazz Delta Academy are to offer mentoring, educational activities and service learning opportunities for girls with a particular emphasis on mathematics, science and technology and to help young girls to excel and pursue careers in these areas.

Linda Curtis, Chair

Stephanie Simmons Johnson, Co-Chair

Δ DELTA GEMS for high school females
The primary goals of the DELTA GEMS are to provide tools that enable girls to sharpen and enhance their skills to achieve high levels of academic success and to assist in the proper goal setting and decision making.

M. Diane Washington, Chair

Eboni Simpson-Hodge, Co-Chair


Δ EMBODI for young “men” ages 13-18.
Empowering Males to Build Opportunities for Developing Independence (EMBODI) was created to address the educational, social, and emotional obstacles that plague African American males. The monthly workshops focus on cultural/academic enrichment, boosting self-confidence, image, violence, relationships, health and economic empowerment. 

Sandra Jeffcoat, Chair

Marcia Evans, Co-Chair


Δ READ & RISE
– Builds literacy at the pre-school level. Strengthens family literacy by providing mentoring techniques that promote the love of reading and knowledges. 


Sandra Jeffcoat, Chair

Marcia Evans, co-Chair

Δ DELTA SCHOLARS
– Promotes academic excellence by mentoring female students in grades 10 through 12 who have an unweighted GPA of 3.0 or higher. Provides leadership opportunities through community service projects and assists students with goal setting. Students become eligible for scholarships at the time of graduation. 


Chelsea Gibson, Chair

Morgan Gibson, Co-Chair


RISK MANAGEMENT GUIDELINES

Each program is administered consistently and in a manner that is in the interest of both the participating youth and Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. (i.e., minimize any harm or injury to the youth as well as the probability of Delta incurring liability).  All members, volunteers and participants shall adhere to the policies set forth in the Risk Management Manual.

All volunteers for the aforementioned youth initiatives must participate in Risk Management Training. This will include a review of the “Risk Management Manual,” completion of the Risk Management Application, Interview, and general background check.  ​Orientation is offered once on an annual basis.

For more information about the risk management requirements or to schedule training, please contact our Risk Management Coordinator riskmanagement.lvacdst@gmail.com