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National Service Initiatives

The 6 Pillars

Community Service endeavors performed by the members of Delta Phi Delta fall into one of the following categories known as The 6 Pillars:

Advancing the Craft of Dance

Cultural Competence

Economic Development

Educational Achievement

Health & Social Awareness

Youth Advocacy


Chapters of Delta Phi Delta participate in a wide variety of community service projects (performance-based, awareness-based, mentorship-based, and general service-based) ranging from donation drives, food service, participation in awareness events, performing at different venues, individual and group mentoring, and much more. 


Each year, the organization's national initiative, Project G.I.V.E., provides thousands of donations to families in need during the holiday season in November and December. It is our goal to reach as many people within the community as we possibly can through as many avenues as we can with items such as food, water, and other beverages, clothing, winter wear, blankets, toys, and more. To donate, contact your local Chapter/Colony for more details!

The “A Mighty Roar Youth Initiative” is the brainchild of National Vice President of External Affairs (‘17-’19) Brother Darius R. Parker in the fall of 2017. Brother Parker saw a need within the organization and the community for Panthers to engage in dancers & artists 24 and under. This initiative was implemented to challenge its current members to give back and develop youth artists through mentoring, college readiness, professional world readiness, and culture-shifting. Brother Parker serves as the Director of Operations for the world-renowned Kuumba Lynx, a hip-hop arts and education non-profit organization. Brother Parker was able to witness firsthand the power of youth engagement & mentoring, and the transformation that happens when youth can have tangible, prepared, and genuine mentors. The Initiative is based on 6 Pillars that were carved by both National President Brother Carnell Jarrell II and Brother Parker. The Pillars serve as a “Why We Do This” reminder for Panthers to be able to refer to at their leisure.

If you are a youth or young adult (between the ages 8-24) or a coach of a youth dance team in search of a mentoring program tailored to young dancers please download and complete the Cubs Care application then submit the completed application to your local Colony/Chapter.

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