The Dr. Jeanne L. Noble Delta GEMS (Growing & Empowering Myself Successfully) Institute is a mentoring program for African-American girls in high school (specifically grades 9-12). The Dr. Jeanne L. Noble Delta GEMS Institute is one of Delta’s flagship programs that have been in existence for well over 40 years.
The goals for the Dr. Jeanne L. Noble Delta GEMS Institute 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 in high school and beyond; and to create compassionate, caring, community minded young women by actively involving them in service learning and community service opportunities.
The Dr. Jeanne L. Noble Delta GEMS Institute is designed for young women:
- Who are in grades 9-12
- Who have potential, but need guidance, support and skills to achieve success
- Who are interested in developing leadership skills
- Who are actively pursuing college and/or career options
- Who need encouragement and support in pursuit of higher learning.
Dr. Jeanne L. Noble Delta GEMS Institute activities include participation in community service projects, cultural events, and attending educational workshops where we present topics such as choosing the perfect college, career choices, social and professional etiquette, self-esteem building, wellness, money management and of course having lots of fun.
Applications for new program participants are accepted in August/September of every year.
For questions regarding the application process or general questions about the Delta GEMS program, please contact the committee at