Local Organization Assists Girls in Capturing Good Dreams in Life

Loudoun County Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. is helping middle school girls capture their dreams in life through their Delta Academy program. The chapter recently inducted 20 girls into the program.
 
 
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Oct. 7, 2012 - PRLog -- Leesburg, Va. -- The Loudoun County Alumnae Chapter (LCAC) of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. is helping middle school girls in Loudoun County capture their dreams in life.  The organization recently inducted 20 middle school girls into their 2012-2013 Delta Academy (DA) program .  The special ceremony using “Dreamcatchers” as a theme, took place recently at Stone Hill Middle School.  

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 lcacmail@aol.com.  

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’s five-point programmatic thrust – Educational Development, Economic Development, International Awareness and Involvement, Physical and Mental Health and Political Awareness and Involvement.  Linda Griffin is the Chapter President.
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