The students are from area schools and were selected to participate in the year-long program based on their academic achievements, community involvement and extra-curricular activities.
DA is a national program for middle school girls aimed at strengthening their self esteem and building interests in science, math, technology and leadership. Participants attend monthly sessions involving field trips, professional speakers and tutorial assistance. The dreamcatcher, from a Native American culture to catch the good dreams in life, is the program’s symbol. Included in the hour-long induction ceremony was the presentation of a dreamcatcher to each participant.
“These girls are all leaders in their respective schools,” explained LCAC President Linda Griffin. “Our task is to enhance their talents through educational experiences and give them a boost toward achieving their dreams in life.”
Previous DA activities have included a book club, pen pals with young girls in Liberia, Africa, volunteer events, participation in the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure and a visit with Federal Aviation Administration flight specialists.
LCAC’s Delta Academy is celebrating its third year in Loudoun County. If you would like to get your child involved in DA, contact their middle school counselor, or send your request to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Loudoun County Alumnae Chapter (LCAC) is one of over 980 chapters of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., a private, non-profit organization with over 200,000 members worldwide. LCAC has nearly 100 college educated women who are registered voters and actively engaged in Loudoun County using the national organization’