ST. LOUIS METROPOLITAN ALUMNAE CHAPTER

DELTA SIGMA THETA SORORITY, INC.

Chapter Programs





DELTA SIGMA THETA'S PROGRAM THRUST

Educational Development

The St. Louis Metropolitan Alumnae Chapter facilitates many programs that focuses on the development of youth.

 
  • RITES OF PASSAGE is one of our chapter's signature scholarship programs for young women.  Click Here to learn more.



  • DELTA VIPEPEO follows the two national programs Delta Academy and Delta GEMS in emphasizing the exposure of our 5-10 year olds to mathematics, science and technology. Click Here to visit the Delta Vipepeo page to learn more information.


 

  • DELTA ACADEMY is a national program created to help divert young females from the perils of academic failure, low self-esteem, and crippled futures. Click Here to visit the Delta Academy page to learn more information.


 

  • DELTA GEMS (Growing and Empowering Myself Successfully) is an extension of Delta Academy with its activities dedicated to young ladies ages 14-17.  The national program continues the focus on academic success, self-esteem building, and preparation for the future.  Click Here to learn more.


 

  • EMBODI is the most recent national educational development program that focuses on mentoring young African American males in grades 7-12. Click Here to learn more information.  





International Awareness & Involvement

The International Awareness and Involvement Committee addressing social, cultural, economic and other quality of life concerns in Africa, as well as provide a vehicle for communication and learning between Africans and Americans of African descent.


  • Senegal Sister Cities Pen-Pal Project

 

  • Adopt-a-Child and financial support of Mary Help of the Sick Mission Hospital in Kenya



 

 

 

 

      

Economic Development

The Economic Development Committee focus is to strengthen and expand the economic influence of Deltas and others who live and work in the African-American community through education in financial planning, investment strategies, marketing, and purchase power. 

  • Holiday Bazaar to highlight and promote local black owned business

 

  • Adopt-a-Business award presented during Kwanzaa Celebration

 

  • Financial Planning Seminar for Delta Academy and Delta GEMS

Physical & Mental Health

The Physical and Mental Health Committee focuses on maintaining physical and mental fitness, and seeks to educate women about the high risk factors that impact negatively upon good mental and physical health.
 
  • American Heart Association informing the Community on Heart and Stroke Issues

 

  • Zumba Classes

 

  • Participate in Sista Strut and Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure

 

Click Here to learn more information. 

DELTA SIGMA THETA'S ADDITIONAL COMMISSIONS 

Arts & Letters

 
The Arts and Letters Committee focus is on the development of cultural awareness and pride through the preservation of African American history and heritage. Its mission is to support artistic expression reflective of the Black Experience.
 
  • Kwanzaa celebration in partnership with Saint Louis Art Museum

 

  • Cultural Discovery Tours:
    • St Louis Metropolitan Area 
    • Memphis, TN
    • New York City, NY
    • San Antonio, TX
    • Gullah Islands
    • Rio de Janeiro and Salvador de Bahia in Brazil.

Social Action

 
The Social Action Committee has been enlisted by Grand Chapter to help mobilize the African-American family for the 21st Century. The Committee has created links with other organizations within the greater St. Louis community that share the sorority's vision of public service. The committee will support the work of these local organizations and agencies that are active in educating and empowering African-Americans in social, economic, political and cultural issues. The Social Action Committee also provides ongoing information and updates to enhance functional knowledge of and involvement in social action issues.

Additionally, the Social Action Committee will tackle issues surrounding political awareness and involvement.  In these areas, the Social Action Committee will address quality of life issues and effect positive change on legislation affecting the African-American community. The committee will also seek to open channels of dialogue with public policy makers, jurists, and legislators through participation in Delta Days at the National level as well at the State level.  Some of the committee's local initiatives are:
 
  • Law Day where local schools participate in a Mock Trial


  • Dinner Meeting with a local elected official Voter's Rights and Education
     
  • Delta Days at the State Capitol

 

  • Voter's Rights and Education




 

 

Scholarships

 
Each year the St. Louis Metropolitan Alumnae Chapter offers scholarship opportunities for high school seniors and existing college students.