KWF DST Youth Initiative Application 2019-2020
The Knightdale Wake Forest Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. has four (4) youth initiative programs. Please complete this electronic application FOR EACH STUDENT to be a part of one of our programs for 2019-2020. Deadline: October 1, 2019.

Description of the Programs:

DELTA ACADEMY: Aimed at girls ages 11-14 (6th - 8th grade), the Dr. Shabazz Delta Academy is named for late sorority member and community and education advocate and seeks to empower girls toward academic achievement, healthy self-esteem, cultural awareness, leadership and designing a path to future success. The Knightdale-Wake Forest Alumnae chapter provides an opportunity for members to engage with girls and enrich their lives through mentorship, programmatic events, and community service.

Chair - LaDawn Pugh

DELTA GEMS: Created for young ladies ages 14-18 (grades 9th - 12th) . The program goals are to instill the need to excel academically; to provide tools that enable girls to sharpen and enhance their skills to achieve high levels of academic success; to assist girls in proper goal setting and planning for their futures-high school and beyond; and to create compassionate, caring, and community minded young women by actively involving them in service learning and community service opportunities.

Chair - Tomeka Williams

EMBODI: Empowering Males to Build Opportunities for Developing Independence is designed to address the plight of African-American males and their issues related to STEM education, culture, leadership, healthy lifestyle choices, character, ethics, college readiness, fiscal management, and civic engagement. EMBODI provides opportunities for young men ages 11 to 18 to interact with positive men in the community and engage in activities that are educational, uplifting, and fun as well as participate in community service activities.

Chair - Timberly Harrington

Jabberwock: When you think of Jabberwock or Jabberwocky your mind immediately travels to the children’s fairy tales “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland” and the sequel “Through the Looking Glass”. Both books were written by famed author Lewis Carroll. Delta Sigma Theta Sorority member, Marian G. Conover Hope of the Iota Chapter in Boston, Massachusetts recalled mythical creatures gathering together to present a gala pageant and in 1925 she conceptualized the concept as a musical variety show that consisted of skits and dances and called it The Jabberwock, which was copyrighted by Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. This major fundraising event has since evolved over the past 94 years into a more diverse program that continues to raise funds for scholarships and other sorority sponsored public service projects. It represents a scholarship pageant of elegance and entertainment that showcases the gifts and talents of the young women while advancing the goals and objectives of the sorority’s scholarship program.

The program includes Miss Jabberwock contestants who are Junior and Senior High School students and younger girls in third through fifth grades in the Little Miss Jabberwock component. All of the participating young ladies are provided with opportunities for cultural, educational, and social growth. All awards are presented at the Jabberwock Scholarship Pageant scheduled for the spring.

KWF Alumnae’s Jabberwock program spans over a period of eight months. It’s comparable to a rites of passage experience, culminated and highlighted at a pageant showcasing talent and sophisticated elegance. These activities are designed to minimize the challenges encountered with the transitions of young adulthood, while promoting harmonious relationships among the participants and their families, friends, and the community-at-large. The ultimate goal rests with assisting young women of color in becoming productive and contributing future leaders in their communities and beyond.

Chair - April Gerst
Select the Youth Initiative
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Participant's First Name *
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Participant's Age *
What grade will the participant be in during the 2019-2020 school year? *
Participant's email address *
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Participant's phone number *
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Participant's street address *
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Participant's city, state, and zip code *
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Participant's date of birth *
Name of School attending in 2019-2020 *
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Do you have a relative that is a member of the Knightdale-Wake Forest Alumnae Chapter?
If you answered yes to the question above, what is her name? (Type N/A if you answered No.)
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The commitment for 2019-2020 is to attend 75% of the related activities and functions planned. Would you be able to make this commitment? We understand school related conflicts and emergencies, but we would also like your commitment to attend a majority of the monthly programs. *
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