Sisterhood Agenda, Inc.

Sisterhood Agenda is an award-winning nonprofit organization that creates and implements activities for women and girls with special emphasis on females of African descent who are historically at-risk and traditionally underserved. The organization promotes empowerment through: sisterhood, self-development, self-knowledge and self-esteem. Sisterhood Agenda serves over 5 million constituents each year and has over 3,000 Global Partners in 32 countries. Global Partners create an extensive sisterhood network to increase local organization capacity and empower women and girls. Sisterhood Agenda's Global Training Academy, based in the U.S. Virgin Islands, attracts international participan...
Feb 10, 2015

SHE Retreats in St. John

Our SHE:  Sisters Healthy & Empowered project was not selected for federal funding, but our spirits are not deterred!

Sisterhood Agenda has been addressing the health, cultural and social issues of women and girls of African descent for twenty years. Through our work, we have discovered how trauma, both present and historical, can have disturbing effects on the health, self-sufficiency, and welfare of woman and girls. We are committed to helping women and girls heal for positive physical and emotional health and well-being.

The most vulnerable age group is 15-18 years old where the impact of traumatic violence expresses itself in unwanted pregnancies, reproductive health complications, and sexually transmitted infections. This is also the time in life when young women’s hopes and aspirations for the future are often derailed and life-changing economic decisions are made.

Our goal is to create a female empowerment model where causes and effects of trauma are understood, thereby increasing awareness and support and allowing the healing process of mind and body to establish a strong foundation of empowerment and resilience. 

Sisterhood Agenda recently received local support from the Rotary of St. John for its SHE:  Sisters Healthy & Empowerred program-we are grateful for this support!  Our plan is to leverage these funds to generate interest and raise additional dollars to help our sisters in need, particularly our girls.

Last year, Sisterhood Agenda submitted two proposals to private foundations-we did not receive one of them and we are still waiting to hear back from the other. Your support is making a difference! Specifically, we are raising funds to hire a part-time program coordinator, purchase fitness supplies for water sports, and for project staff to attend trauma training at The Trauma Resolution Center in Miami, Florida.

Sisterhood Agenda will also hold retreats at the new Sisterhood Empowerment Academy (SEA) for adult women, all in the spirit of sisterhood.  These retreats are in high demand and we look forward to offering this unique service.

There is more to come and we look forward to having a very productive year with SHE!
Feb 6, 2015

SHE Retreats in St. John

Our SHE:  Sisters Healthy & Empowered project was not selected for federal funding, but our spirits are not deterred!

Sisterhood Agenda has been addressing the health, cultural and social issues of women and girls of African descent for twenty years. Through our work, we have discovered how trauma, both present and historical, can have disturbing effects on the health, self-sufficiency, and welfare of woman and girls. We are committed to helping women and girls heal for positive physical and emotional health and well-being.

The most vulnerable age group is 15-18 years old where the impact of traumatic violence expresses itself in unwanted pregnancies, reproductive health complications, and sexually transmitted infections. This is also the time in life when young women’s hopes and aspirations for the future are often derailed and life-changing economic decisions are made.

Our goal is to create a female empowerment model where causes and effects of trauma are understood, thereby increasing awareness and support and allowing the healing process of mind and body to establish a strong foundation of empowerment and resilience. 

Sisterhood Agenda recently received local support from the Rotary of St. John for its SHE:  Sisters Healthy & Empowerred program-we are grateful for this support!  Our plan is to leverage these funds to generate interest and raise additional dollars to help our sisters in need, particularly our girls.

Last year, Sisterhood Agenda submitted two proposals to private foundations-we did not receive one of them and we are still waiting to hear back from the other. Your support is making a difference! Specifically, we are raising funds to hire a part-time program coordinator, purchase fitness supplies for water sports, and for project staff to attend trauma training at The Trauma Resolution Center in Miami, Florida.

Sisterhood Agenda will also hold retreats at the new Sisterhood Empowerment Academy (SEA) for adult women, all in the spirit of sisterhood.  These retreats are in high demand and we look forward to offering this unique service.

There is more to come and we look forward to having a very productive year with SHE!

Feb 6, 2015

Sisters Learn to Lead & Get Physical

Participants in the Sisterhood Mentoring program attended a leadership information session coordinated with the local St. John Youth Coalition on December 8, 2014. They also volunteered at the 5th Annual Sisterhood Brotherhood New Year's Eve Youth Extravaganza event on December 31, 2014.

We are currently scheduling Sisterhood Mentoring girls to do volunteer work to help build the new Sisterhood Empowerment Academy (SEA). They are excited about having their own space to meet privately and confidentially in an uplifting, healing environment. The general contractor must first build the foundation in order to move to the next step in the building process.

In the meantime, we communicated with the University of the Virign Islands to use their meeting space for the youth leadership retreat coordinated with the local St. John Youth Coalition.  We are also coordinating faciliators for the event, scheduled for February 26, 2015.

Sisterhood Agenda is also coordinating SHE: Sisters Healthy & Empowered activities to include Sisterhood Mentoring participants since they also need holistic health and healing services.

Recently, Sisterhood Agenda enlisted the support of an outreach strategist to secure program sponsorship for the Sisterhood Mentoring program, plus special events and digital sponsors for sustainability.

We are all excited about our new space and having our programs there!  Thank you for your support!

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