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...
Jul 10, 2012

New Media Projects for Girls Empowerment

In the last fiscal quarter, Sisterhood Agenda added 15 new Global Partners, including the Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media. 

As Sisterhood Agenda’s Global Empowerment Project progresses, Sisterhood Agenda increased its focus on positive, alternative media that inspires and enlightens girls.  More information about this exciting media initiative coming soon!

Sisterhood Agenda produced the public service announcement, We Are Beautiful, and posted it to YouTube channel and Facebook page. 

Sisterhood Agenda continues to distribute A Journey Toward Womanhood Curriculum Guides and Student Manuals for educators and participants for sisterhood mentoring programs such as Sisterhood Agenda’s program for girls in St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands.

Sisterhood Agenda uses its blog at www.sisterhoodagenda.com to post dynamic content to further the goals of the Global Educational Empowerment project.  Future posts include Global Partner activities, teacher resources and educational content from the curriculum, student manual, and Sisterhood Agenda Magazine.

Sisterhood Agenda will also travel to more Global Partner sites and programs to promote the project and its objectives, while also recruiting new participants.

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Jun 7, 2012

Girl Band Gets Recharged!

Girl Band members completed street performances in Franklin Powell Park in preparation for their next phase of development.  Public presentation and overcoming stage anxiety were highlighted during the last two sessions. 

Unfortunately, one of the Girl Band members, Alahna, moved away.  Girl Band will hold auditions during the summer to add 2 new members to the group.

This week, Girl Band members will gather in Cruz Bay, St. John, to discuss next steps. They will receive their Girl Band posters and Sisterhood Agenda t-shirts.

Due to a generous local sponsor, the girls have resources to receive vocal coaching, professional choreography, and instrumentation instruction.  This summer, they will seek resources to assist them in these development tasks.  They will also engage in future fundraisers to raise funds and raise public awareness about their group. 

Girl Band is looking forward to future bookings in the Virgin Islands.

Jun 7, 2012

SHE Activities Update

SHE Sisters  Healthy & Empowered Poster
SHE Sisters Healthy & Empowered Poster

For the second year, Sisterhood Agenda implemented SHE:  Sisters Healthy & Empowered in celebration of National Women’s Health Week during the week of Monday, May 14, 2012-Friday, May 18, 2012.  Each day of the week from 12:30pm to 1:30pm, Sisterhood Agenda provided SHE activities, health information and coordinate fitness  demonstrations for residents in St. John. 

Overweight/obesity, hypertension, diabetes, lupus, HIV/AIDS, various forms of cancer, stroke, heart disease, uterine fibroids, premature births, infant death, violence, lack of health care... “We have to heal ourselves.  Many
of us suffer from health problems that are chronic.  We can start by taking the time to move our bodies and make good decisions when it comes to eating healthy,” states Angela D. Coleman, Sisterhood Agenda President. “We can also become more aware about what causes distress in our
lives.  At least 30 minutes a few days a week could save your life.”

Sisterhood Agenda gave away 85 SHE health kits.  Local disc jockey, DJ Top Notch, played music everyday of the event while local fitness experts such as Earl Thomas, Keryn C. Bryan, and Patrice Johnson will demonstrate activities like Pilates, women’s self-defense, and Zumba Fitness.  All activities took place at Franklin Powell Park during lunchtime hours from 12:30pm-1:30pm, Monday, May 14, 2012 through Friday, May 18, 2012.

For its SHE celebration in St. John, Sisterhood Agenda had support from the following local food markets that donated foods to promote healthy eating habits:  Deli Grotto, Pine Peace Market & St. John Ice Company.

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