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Sorority Offers GEMS Program for High School Girls

Nov. 11, 2008 – The St. Thomas Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc. sponsors the Dr. Jeane L. Noble Delta GEMS Institute, which is a program for girls from 14-18 years old, grades 9-12. GEMS (Growing and Empowering Myself Successfully) was created to catch the dreams of African-American adolescent girls. It provides the framework to actualize those dreams through the performance of specific tasks that develop a can do attitude. Activities, field trips and projects will be conducted.
The purpose is to:
1) instill the need to excel academically
2) provide tools that enable girls to sharpen and enhance their skills o achieve high levels of academic success
3) assist girls in proper goal setting and planning for their futures: high school and beyond
4) create compassionate, caring and community-minded young women by actively involving them in service, learning and community service opportunities.
The registration and orientation for the program will be held from 9-11 a.m., on Saturday, Nov. 22, at Bertha C. Boschulte Middle School Library.
For applications or more information, contact Ayesha K. Williams at 693-1479, weekdays between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., or ask a high school counselor.

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