Global Educational Empowerment for 100,000 Girls

 
$1,715
$60,785
Raised
Remaining
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.

Oct 14, 2011

Putting Sisterhood on the Agenda

Ayana on her way to school
Ayana on her way to school

Dear Friend,

Ayana and other girls in St. John need your help.

Last year, Sisterhood Agenda registered Ayana and her friends for womanhood training at the New Year’s Eve Youth Extravaganza in Cruz Bay, St. John.  Thanks to your help, she also attended the first Female Empowerment Conference for Girls in the Virgin Islands and received educational materials for the year.  As a participant of A Journey Toward Womanhood, Positive Media, and Girl Band, Ayana is learning how to create her own future and be a poised, confident leader. Your contribution helped Ayana get access to a lifetime of learning about supporting and loving herself, developing healthy habits, and being successful.  Thank you!

However, there are other girls who urgently need this type of support. On the small island of St. John, there is no public high school, women’s center, YWCA or Girl Scout chapter.  Many girls, unable to see other alternatives, become pregnant at an early age, drop out of school, and rely on government support to feed themselves and their new families.   Some girls need one-on-one mentoring and ways to express themselves positively.

On October 19th, GlobalGiving.org is matching at 30% all online donations up to $1,000 per donor per project!  There is $100,000 available in matching funds on October 19th.  Once these matching funds are used, no more matching funds will be applied. 

Please donate to our project and support the girls waiting to be successful!  Your help is urgently needed and much appreciated!

In the Spirit of Sisterhood,
Angela D. Coleman
President

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Sep 18, 2011

Getting Ready for Sisterhood 2012

NEW OFFICE LOCATION
Sisterhood Agenda recently relocated its administrative office on the island of St. John in the U.S. Virgin Islands. Now, the offices are much closer to town with easier access to services and St. Thomas.  

SISTERHOOD GLOBAL CONFERENCE
Sisterhood Agenda’s inaugural global sisterhood conference is scheduled for November 2012 in St. Thomas.  Monthly planning committee meetings are taking place via webinar to ensure representation and inclusion for a successful event.  Currently, committee members can participate via telephone and/or using computers.  Geographic representation for planning committee meetings included participants from the U.S., Uganda, Senegal, and India.

Sisterhood Agenda is hopeful about using technology for all of its global constituents to access both planning meetings and the annual conference event via videoconference.

The inaugural global sisterhood conference event is sure to be an exciting one with multi-general, global participation and local support.  

SISTERHOOD PROGRAMS
Sisterhood Agenda held a Sisterhood/Brotherhood Career & Life Skills Training Summer Program in St. Thomas this past summer.  The 4-week program, sponsored by the VI Department of Labor, engaged 13 youth who successfully completed the program.  Activities included mentoring, debate, job fair participation, completing employment applications, interview skills, field trips, and guest speakers. Due to its success, Sisterhood Agenda plans to implement the program throughout the school year in local VI schools, collaborating with local nonprofits.

Sisterhood Agenda’s Sisterhood Empowerment Project includes A Journey Toward Womanhood and the Positive Media project. 

A Journey Toward Womanhood
Sisterhood Agenda is coordinating local A Journey Toward Womanhood

Programming with support from the VI Department of Human Services.  In addition, Sisterhood Agenda’s A Journey Toward Womanhood program was recommended for funding for implementation in the Virgin Islands starting 2012. Sisterhood Agenda continues to share its curriculum information with agencies around the globe for international program replication with local adaptation.

Positive Media
There are exciting developments with the creation of positive, new, alternative media that uplifts women and girls of African descent.  Sisterhood Agenda is coordinating its Positive Media project with the organization’s webmaster, universities, nonprofit agencies of interest, and a media Global Partner located in the Washington, DC area, See Your Worth Productions.  A completely new website is currently being constructed with an emphasis on Positive Media.  Sisterhood Agenda is filming public service announcements, coordinating the Sisterhood Agenda Show, and creating other new media content.  While the new website is completed, Sisterhood Agenda updates its YouTube site with new Positive Media content:  www.youtube.com/sisterhoodagenda 

May 13, 2011

Lots of Activities for Women and Girls in the VI!

Office on Women
Office on Women's Health

Greetings!  Please find updated information about Sisterhood Agenda's Sisterhood Empowerment Project, and Sisterhood Agenda’s Global Training Academy in the U.S. Virgin Islands.  

PROJECT SUMMARY:  PLEASE BECOME A FUNDER!
Sisterhood Agenda’s Sisterhood Empowerment Project is the only project of its kind:  it is a large-scale,  holistic, female-centered approach to empowering girls, young women, parents, and educators using proven programmatic strategies combined with cultural relevance and positive, alternative media, all implemented at the grassroots, community level. There are over 3,000 partner agencies that Sisterhood Agenda works with and the girls need our assistance.

NEW ACTIVITIES
The Sisterhood Agenda Global Training Academy held the following webinars:  1) Sisters:  Healthy & Empowered, 2) Black is Beautiful, and 3) Modern Goddess. 

Sponsored by the VI Department of Human Services, Sisterhood Agenda plans to train 10 Virgin Island-based nonprofits for A Journey Toward Womanhood implementation in May 2011. Sisterhood Agenda celebrated National Women’s Health Week May 9-May 13, 2011 with Sisters: Healthy & Empowered (SHE) in St. John.

Other Sisterhood Agenda accomplishments include:

¬      Sisterhood Community Meetings

¬      Global Training Academy launched

¬      First Annual Female Empowerment Conference for Girls (Department of Education)

¬      First Annual New Year’s Eve Youth Extravaganza

¬      A Journey Toward Womanhood implementation

¬      DVSAC Conference for Women & Girls:  opening ceremony and workshop

¬      YWCA Yellow Elder Celebrating Women & Girls

¬      A Journey Toward Womanhood Training (Department of Human Services)

¬      Sisters:  Healthy & Empowered (SHE) Weight Control, Health & Wellness

¬      Proposal for VI Schools (DOE), CDBG application

¬      Features:  TV2, Graffiti Street WTJX, VI Daily News, St. John Source, St. John Tradewinds

¬      Global Sisterhood Conference-date TBA

Sisterhood Agenda is recruiting members for its Global Sisterhood Conference Planning Committee.  Regular webinar meetings are held for this committee.  Sisterhood Agenda is also recruiting volunteers to work with its Global Partners in the Virgin Islands.

Sisters:  Healthy & Empowered (SHE)
Sisters: Healthy & Empowered (SHE)
Jan 21, 2011

More Girls Served and Training in 2011

Youth Extravaganza Participants
Youth Extravaganza Participants

Sisterhood Agenda served more girls in 2010 than at any other time in the organization’s 17-year history!  Propelled by the launch of Sisterhood Agenda’s Global Training Academy, Sisterhood Agenda added 20 new Global Partners including several in the U.S. Virgin Islands where the Global Training Academy is located.  Sisterhood Agenda also provided technical assistance and support services for over 1,200 girls, parents, and social service providers.  Global Training activities for the last part of 2010 included:

September 29, 2010           Sisterhood Agenda Community Meeting in St. John

October 5, 2010                Free Webinar: Raising Healthy Black Girls

                                          Hosted by www.sisterhoodagenda.com

October 21, 2010              Free Webinar:  Sisters:  Healthy & Empowered

                                          Hosted at www.sisterhoodagenda.com

October 21, 2010              Take Back the Night in St. John

                                          Franklin Park, Cruz Bay

November 9, 2010             Sisters In Business Empowerment Series I

                                          Hosted at www.sisterhoodagenda.com

November 10, 2010           Sisters In Business Empowerment Series II

                                          Hosted at www.sisterhoodagenda.com

November 18, 2010           VI Department of Education Conference for Girls in St. Thomas

                                                Marriott Frenchman's Reef & Morning Star Beach Resort

December 31, 2010           Sisterhood/Brotherhood Agenda New Year’s Eve Youth Extravaganza in St. John

                                          Cruz Bay, VI Housing Parks & Recreation Building

Sisterhood Agenda will hold its first accelerated A Journey Toward Womanhood program for girls during its Global Training Academy Summer Series July 2011. Teachers, mentors, and administrators can receive A Journey Toward Womanhood certification during Sisterhood Agenda’s first global sisterhood conference in November 2011.  

In addition, Sisterhood Agenda is seeking funding for its innovative Positive Media campaign to teach girls how to use technology and media to create sustainable positive social change.  Offering eBooks, creating a new website, opening a production studio in the U.S. Virgin Islands to produce new content, and revamping Sisterhood Agenda Magazine are some of the components of Positive Media.

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Angela D. Coleman

President
St. John, Virgin Islands

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Map of Global Educational Empowerment for 100,000 Girls