Calling all Youth! Deadline August 15, 2022

Are you looking to enrich your child’s educational and social development? The Knoxville Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. invites Knoxville area youth to join our youth programs for the 2022-2023 school year.

  • EMBODI (Empowering Males to Build Opportunities for Developing Independence) for boys 11-18 years old.
  • Dr. Betty Shabazz Delta Academy for girls ages 11-14 years old.
  • Delta GEMS (Growing and Empowering Myself Successfully) for girls ages 14-18 years old. 

Space is limited! Interested?

Complete this form by August 15th: Youth Interest Form

Learn more about our youth program opportunities here:

SAVE THE DATE: Join us for Knoxville Alumnae’s kickoff event, September 11th, 2022 from 3-5pm at Emerald Youth Haslam-Sansom Ministry Complex, 1740 Texas Ave.

Thursday, May 5th: EDUCATION MATTERS

Today we are highlighting one of our several educational programs.  The Dr. Betty Shabazz Delta Academy celebrates a successful year. Topics the Delta Academy covered this year: 

  • Physical and Mental Health
  • Stock Market & Investments
  • Money Management
  • Self-Care & Self-Esteem
  • Social Action & the Women’s Suffrage Movement
  • Outdoor Careers & Fun in the Sun with Soil Activity

We will resume in-person meetings in the Fall. Field trips, outdoor activities like hiking, guest speakers, community service projects, confidence/self-esteem building activities, and much more.

KAC Educational Programs:

  • Dr. Betty Shabazz Delta Academy: for girls ages 11-14.  
  • Dr. Jeanne Noble Delta GEMS – Growing and Empowering Myself Successfully: for girls aged 14-18.
  • EMBODI – Empowering Males to Build Opportunities for Developing Independence: for boys ages 11-18.

Learn more and apply here:

Wednesday, May 4th: SECURE THE BAG

For 85 years, the Knoxville Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. has been awarding scholarships to deserving students. We are pleased to announce another banner year in scholarship awards. Last year we overcame the restrictions that COVID-19 put on our efforts to have traditional fundraising for the 2020-2021 year. With the support of chapter members and the community, 17 students received $16,700 in high school and college scholarships! 12 Knoxville area high school seniors each received $1,000 scholarships. One recipient received the $1,500 Beulah Sinclair Scholarship and two others the Delta GEMS Book scholarships at $500 each. Our collegiate awardees were presented the Mu Zeta Scholarship at $1,000 and the Dessa Blair $1,200 scholarship. Over the next month, KAC will award another record-breaking amount of college scholarships to Knoxville area high school and college students. Thank you to all of our friends who support our events making these scholarships possible.

Fun in the Sun with Soil

YOU’RE INVITED: The Knoxville Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. invites you to join the Dr. Betty Shabazz Delta Academy for “Fun in the Sun with Soil” featuring Dr. Sharon Jean-Philippe, Professor of Urban Forestry at the University of Tennessee.We’ll also learn about outdoor careers. We want to instill in our young girls that they can do anything. They must continue to push, dream and strive for their goals. Plus, there will be games and prizes. Please join the fun!

Saturday, April. 9th, 2022
10:30am – 12pm

Via Zoom
For girls ages 11-14

Free Event

Register here:

Dr. Jeanne Noble Delta GEMS, “Being Bossed Up” workshop

The Knoxville Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. invites teen girls, ages 14-18, to the Dr. Jeanne Noble Delta GEMS, “Being Bossed Up” workshop on October 9th at 10 am EST.

Girls will learn important life skills like how to dress for an interview, skincare, makeup application, building self-esteem, and more. Our guest presenter is Tierra Gwenn, a college student, owner of CharmedByT, and professional makeup artist who will give the girls the confidence they need to succeed!

Register to join the event via Zoom:

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
To learn how to become a part of Knoxville Alumnae’s three educational programs for tween and teen youth: 
Questions? Email:

2021-2022 Delta Excellence in Education Programs: D.E.E.P. Kickoff

Please join us for our virtual D.E.E.P. Kickoff orientation session on Sunday, September 19th, 2021, via Zoom at 3 pm EST. 

The Dr. Betty Shabazz Delta Academy and Dr. Jeanne Noble Delta G.E.M.S. are free programs that assist young girls, ages 11-18, to prepare for full participation as leaders in the 21st Century. EMBODI is our free program for boys, ages 11-18, which stands for Empowering Males to Build Opportunities for Developing Independence.

Currently, we will be holding these sessions virtually!

•Virtual sessions will be held once a month
•Register for the DEEP Kickoff, virtual orientation here: – After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.•Ready to be a part of our educational programs? Apply here: •For questions, please e-mail

2021 Collegiate Scholarships

The 2021 Knoxville Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta collegiate scholarship application period is closed.

Delta Sigma Theta is an international public service sorority comprised of predominantly Black, college educated women. Since its founding more than 300,000 women have joined the organization. KAC encourages academic excellence through higher education. Scholarships are awarded to young African-American women who exemplify academic excellence, strong leadership, and community involvement.

There are TWO different collegiate scholarships available.

$1,000 Mu Zeta Collegiate Scholarship Qualifications:

-Applicant must be an active member of Mu Zeta Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.

-Minimum 3.0 GPA

-Applicant must be a rising junior or senior

$1,200 Dessa Blair Scholarship Qualifications:

-African-American Female-Education Major (Sophomore-Senior)

-Aspiring K-12 Teacher

-Minimum 3.0 GPA  -Knoxville Area Resident

Questions? Email Deadline: Saturday, May 1, 2021

HBCU Proud Week 4

It’s Black History Month, and KAC is HBCU Proud!

DID YOU KNOW: The first colleges for African Americans were established largely through the efforts of black churches with the support of the American Missionary Association and the Freedmen’s Bureau. The second Morrill Act of 1890 required states—especially former confederate states—to provide land-grants for institutions for black students if admission was not allowed elsewhere. As a result, many Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) were founded. (Source: The National Museum of African American History and Culture)

Knoxville Alumnae Chapter members are HBCU Proud! #dstknoxville#SRDST#DST1913#JoyInOurSisterhood#BlackHistory#EducationalDevelopment