Global Educational Empowerment for 100,000 Girls

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.  

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.

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)

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Project Leader

Angela D. Coleman

St. John, Virgin Islands

Where is this project located?

Map of Global Educational Empowerment for 100,000 Girls