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...
Jan 17, 2012

Sisterhood in 2012!

Youth Extravaganza 2011
Youth Extravaganza 2011

Funding was secured to serve 100 girls with sisterhood mentoring services in 2012.

Sisterhood Agenda is working with its Global Partners in California, Chicago, Maryland, Michigan, New Jersey, North Carolina, and Senegal, along with its other 3,000 Global Partners in 32 countries, to implement A Journey Toward Womanhood and other sisterhood mentoring programs for girls.

With local support and Global Giving donations, Sisterhood Agenda is recruiting for a sisterhood mentoring program serving 12 girls at Julius E. Sprauve School in St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands starting February 2012.

The inaugural Global Sisterhood Conference is planned for November 2012 in St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands with a large Global Girls focus.  Sisterhood Agenda's Global Training Academy is based in the U.S. Virgin Islands.

In addition to individual presentations, workshops, and youth sessions, Sisterhood Agenda held the 2nd annual Sisterhood/Brotherhood New Year’s Eve Youth Extravaganza in Cruz Bay.  Over 50 young boys and girls were pre-registered for youth programs in 2012.

Community Partners included:  VI Police Department, VI National Park, VI Department of Sports, Parks & Recreation, St. John Community Foundation, and UMOJA.

Corporate Partners included:  The Westin, Boyson Transportation, Love City Ferries, Grande Bay, St. John Insurance Company, St. John Hardware, The Marketplace, Drift Away Spa, St. John Dental, Senator Barshinger’s Office, Shani’s Beauty Salon, Love City Barber Shop, St. John Ice Company, and PostNet.

Sisterhood Agenda instituted the Girl Band program, a Positive Media project that is implemented and filmed locally in the U.S. Virgin Islands and available in online reality series-based segments in 2012; http://www.globalgiving.org/projects/girl-band.

Jan 17, 2012

VI Girl Band, Island Girl Swagg, Shines

Girl Band Poster
Girl Band Poster

St John, VI— What girls don’t like to sing and dance at home in front of the mirror?  Sisterhood Agenda's Girl Band program is a 10-week project partnering with the St. John School of the Arts to teach sisterhood and the arts in a video reality series-style production.  Girls learn sisterhood, positive self-expression, vocal coaching and dance.

On Saturday, December 17, 2011, Island Girl Swagg held their premier concert at the St. John School of the Arts.  St. John School of the Arts Acting Director Kim Wild states, “Watching the girl’s perform made it clear to me that a program like this that allows young girls to ‘let go’ and have fun, is a program worth continuing.  The program is such that it can develop in so many ways.”  Musical Director, Eddie Bruce, called the event “a resounding success.  I think it was great.”

The group performed three dancing and singing routines together as a group (“Baby,” “Whip My Hair,” and “Walking on Sunshine”) and each girl had a chance to shine with seven individual performances. With the fun atmosphere of a never-ending dance party, the girls excited the crowd of parents, peers, family and supporters while showing off their talents.  “There isn’t just one star in our group—we’re all stars,” states Lioness Bruce, member of Island Girl Swagg.

Angela Coleman, Sisterhood Agenda President and Girl Band instructor explains, “I am really proud of what the girls were able to do in a short amount of time. They have so much positive energy and they were very supportive of each other.”

Proper musical selection, appropriate dances, and critical thinking about pop culture are all integrated into the program.  But of course, they had to have fun. “Girl Band is so much fun!  We get to sing and dance.  We go to concerts and stuff.  It’s just fun,” says Emeline Reynoso.

Girl Band, part of Sisterhood Agenda’s Positive Media Project, will be online at www.sisterhoodagenda.com. By learning positive self-expression, teamwork, and how to develop their artistic talents, Sisterhood Agenda is giving girls a renewed sense of self and exposure to positive experiences. 

Excited about the future, Island Girl Swagg is available to perform at parties and special events. St. John School of the Arts and Sisterhood Agenda are currently fundraising for its next session of Girl Band.  Donors can make contributions to girl band at http://www.globalgiving.org/projects/girl-band or call St. John School of the Arts at 779-4322.

There are seven Girl Band members, narrowed down from a group of fourteen. The next Girl Band performance is at the St. John Relay for Life event on February 11, 2012.

Jan 17, 2012

We Are Ready to Start!

With local support and Global Giving donations, Sisterhood Agenda is recruiting to implement a sisterhood mentoring program for 12 girls at Julius E. Sprauve School in St. John starting February 2012.

This program effort is coordinated with school administrators and local agencies, such as the Virgin Islands Police Department.

Stay tuned for more details, such as outcomes and pictures!


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