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. Manyof 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 ourlives. 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.
SISTERS: HEALTHY & EMPOWERED (SHE) CONFERENCEMARRIOTT FRENCHMAN’S REEFST. THOMAS, VIRGIN ISLANDSJULY 2-3, 2012
Sisterhood Agenda is an award-winning nonprofit organization that uplifts over 5 million females each year with over 3,000 Global Partners in 32 countries. Sisterhood Agenda’s inaugural global sisterhood conference in the Virgin Islands has something for everyone! SHE 2012 will engage parents, service providers, partners and girls in a variety of unique experiences. The conference agenda includes registration, awards to honor outstanding role models, model programs and leaders in the field, exciting presenters to share and distribute tools to participants, special appearances, and services for girls.
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... Many of us suffer from health problems that are chronic. The theme of the conference is total holistic health: mental, physical, and spiritual. Activities that promote nutrition, health, wellness and fitness include: martial arts, dance, healing arts, body image, self care, meal preparation, spiritual practices and opportunities for sharing affirmation, self-exploration, and knowledge in large and small groups.
With its tropical climate, beautiful turquoise waters, and local support, Sisterhood Agenda’s base in the U.S. Virgin Islands is an ideal location that will bring many to “America’s Caribbean” for healthy and empowered sisterhood.
Sisterhood Agenda’s Global Training Academy implemented several projects locally and globally during the last quarter of 2011.
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.
Funding was secured to serve 100 girls with sisterhood mentoring services in 2012.
Sisterhood Agenda instituted the Girl Band program, a Positive Media project that is implemented and filmed locally in St. John and available in online reality series-based segments in 2012; http://www.globalgiving.org/projects/girl-band.
The Global Sisterhood Planning Committee began meeting in April and continues its monthly planning sessions via online meeting format. The inaugural Global Sisterhood Conference is planned for November 2012 in St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands.
Sisterhood Agenda’s website, www.sisterhoodagenda.com, is currently under construction. The new site, integrated with Sisterhood Agenda’s social networking sites, is being created.
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.
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 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. ColemanPresident
Greetings! Please find updated information about Sisterhood Agenda’s Global Training Academy in the U.S. Virgin Islands and related project activities.
The Sisterhood Agenda Global Training Academy currently holds monthly Global Sisterhood Conference Planning Committee meetings via webinar format. These important meetings about the upcoming conference have been held since April 2011. Sisterhood Agenda’s inaugural global conference is scheduled for November 2012. Committee members represent the geographical areas of the Virgin Islands, United States, and West Africa.
Sisterhood Agenda completed its first Sisterhood/Brotherhood Career & Life Skills Summer Training Program in St. Thomas this summer [please see press release]. News articles were featured in St. John Source, Tradewinds, and The Virgin Islands Daily News.
Consistent with its Positive Media campaign and mission to uplift women and girls and aid in their self-development, Sisterhood Agenda is creating a new website. The new site will be a more interactive, multi-media experience. Sisterhood Agenda is also fundraising and collaborating with Global Partners to produce a new media project for online and local television broadcasting.
Sisterhood Agenda founder and President, Angela D. Coleman, was featured in the July 2011 University of Phoenix alumni magazine, Phoenix Focus. The article, part of the publication’s global issue, can be accessed online: http://www.phoenixfocus.com/2011-07/alumni-profiles-angela-coleman/#.
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