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Manning & Kass Attorney Serves At-Risk Teens

On November 14, 2015, the Pomona Valley Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. in conjunction with Delta GEMS held a Career Day for high school girls at the Cal Poly Pomona conference. Los Angeles Manning & Kass associate Shakira Ferguson, a Delta Sigma Theta Sorority alumni, gave an inspiring presentation on her path to becoming an attorney. Ms. Ferguson is also is a board member of the Black Women Lawyers Association of Los Angeles, Inc.

The full day program included career presentations, resume tips, a discussion on dressing professionally and a mock interview session for attendees.

Delta GEMS was created to catch the dreams of African American at-risk, adolescent girls aged 14-18. Delta GEMS provides the frame work to actualize those dreams through the performance of specific tasks that develop a ca attitude. The goals for Delta GEMS are to instill the need to excel academically; provide tools that enable girls to sharpen and enhance their skills to achieve high levels of academic success; assist girls in proper goal setting and planning for their futures high school and beyond; and create compassionate, caring, and community minded young women by actively involving them in service learning and community service opportunities.

The Delta GEMS program offers a road map for college and career planning conducts activities that provide opportunities for self-reflection and individual growth. Delta GEMS, like Delta Academy, is implemented by chapters of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.