National's Program Overview
The Delta Academy was created out of an urgent sense that both needed to save our young females (ages 11-14) from the
perils of failure, low self-esteem that may cripple their futures. Delta Academy purpose provides an opportunity for
Local Delta Chapters to enrich and enhance the education of our girls in public schools across the nation.
Muskegon Heights Alumnae Chapter of Delteen/Delta Academy Goal
The Muskegon Heights Delteen Youth Group was first established in the fall of 1985 by the Muskegon Heights
Alumnae Chapter with 16 girls (13-18+). The chapter inducted over 60 Delteens before going into hiatus for several
The sorority's purpose in organizing a teen group was to provide individual collective opportunities for community
service, leadership skills and work together for common goals.
With these goals in mind, our local chapter has taken on the responsibilty to implement activities based upon self-esteem
workshops, college exposure, special outing to culture events, dinners, museums, plays and concerts. Seminars on Political awareness (voting), scholastic achievement, health and
nutrition, Christian etiquettes workshops, volunteer service for the community organizations, emphasis on sisterhood
development and an bi-annual formal Gala (introduction to the community. )
The Delteens participated in such projects as volunteer services in hospitals, the American Red Cross Blood Donor
drive, child safety programs and after school child care. The Delteens traveled and explored many of the educational
and enrichment venues in the midwest. They have heard speakers ranging from political candidates, business and career
counselors. For many of these activities Delteens raised their own funds for their educational enrichment travels.
Delteen/Delta Academy - 21st century.
In the spring of 2004 Muskegon Heights Alumnae Chapter reinstated the Delteen/Delta Academy by inducting girls
ages 10- 13+ focusing on National's objectives and continuing our local chapter's established goals.