Sisterhood Agenda, Inc.

Sisterhood Agenda is an award-winning nonprofit organization that creates and implements sisterhood activities for women and girls around the globe. The organization promotes positive social change and has over 3,500 global partners in 34 countries. Global partners create an extensive sisterhood network to increase local organization capacity and unite women and girls. Sisterhood Agenda's SEA (Sisterhood Empowerment Academy), based in the U.S. Virgin Islands, attracts international participants. On global and local levels, Sisterhood Agenda addresses social, health, economic and cultural issues facing women and girls to promote positive life outcomes. Sisterhood Agenda's ...
Aug 7, 2015

Making Progress @ the SEA!

With our contractor and team members all together and ready to begin, Sisterhood Agenda is back in construction mode as we began Phase II of our Sisterhood Empowerment Academy (SEA) building yesterday. Marking our expansion plan in orange spray paint-again!

We are so excited as we ordered some of our building materials and gathered reused items from other local building projects and brought them to our property to start the tasks at hand. Thank you to Dave Carlson from Dave Carlson Construction for donating windows and doors from one of his renovation projects!

Phase II includes the following steps:

First:  the foundation, including concrete footings, pillars, hurricane brackets, and plywood flooring.

Second:  the walls, patio doors, and windows.

Third:  the roof, including hurricane brackets, rooftop deck, and covered porch areas.

After Phase II, we will begin the interior process to construct the following:  kitchen, bathrooms, storage.  This is Phase III, our final construction phase, before beginning the exterior hardscaping and landscaping. 

Not only are we moving forward with the construction of the green building... Sisterhood Agenda is also excited about making progress on newly planned initiatives for the SEA, training for SEA staff, and the new SEA website, coming soon!

We are thrilled to be a part of such a wonderful project that unites a wonderful team of individuals who may have never met or worked together.  Men, women and girls of all ethnicities and backgrounds are coming together for the SEA.

Aug 7, 2015

Watersports for SHE on the Island of St. John

Sisterhood Agenda is gearing up for its SHE: Sisters, Healthy & Empowered retreat to serve girls in the St. Thomas-St. John school district in the U.S. Virgin Islands. This is the first program of its kind in the Virgin Islands.

The SHE retreat will be held in October (date to be determined) after recruitment at Ivanna Eudora Kean High School when school resumes in September. Right now, Sisterhood Agenda has funding from the Rotary of St. John and the Women’s Sports Foundation for SHE activities, along with generous donors like YOU. Thank you for your support!

Our program capacity is to serve ten girls ages 13-17 throughout the rest of the year. If more than ten girls register for the SHE program, Sisterhood Agenda can: 1) raise more funds to accommodate a second session with different girls or 2) hold a lottery to determine which girls can attend.

All watersports activities will be held on St. John in the following locations: Cinnamon Bay, Hurricane Hole, Maho Bay, and the Frank Bay Beach. Sisterhood Agenda is partnering with local watersport agencies to do the following sessions:

  1. Swimming
  2. Stand-up paddle boarding
  3. Kayak races

Sisterhood Agenda will implement the following sessions at its Sisterhood Empowerment Academy (SEA):

  1. Trauma-responsive Sister Circle
  2. SHE: Sisters, Healthy & Empowered activities from the Activity Guide publication
  3. Go, Girl, Go! Activities from the Women’s Sports Foundation curriculum
  4. Yoga on the beach
  5. Mindful meditation and affirmations

It’s great to be a SHE: Sister, Healthy & Empowered!

May 13, 2015

The SEA: Phase I Success!

Tremendous progress has been made with the Sisterhood Empowerment Academy (SEA) eco-building. After blessing the land with a small ceremony that included prayers and drumming, Phase I (driveway excavation, foundation footings (partially complete), container placement, and storage is complete!

Phase II will begin once additional funds are received within the month. The next phase includes building the media room, library and small kitchenette area. The media center is critical to livestreaming events to and from the SEA.

Importantly, the SEA is also the program space utilized for the SHE: Sisters, Healthy & Empowered program, and other Sisterhood Agenda initiatives such as the Global Girls Education Project. The SEA is a green building with panoramic ocean views, organic gardens, and permaculture design.

Construction of the SEA should be completed by the end of the summer 2015. Then, programs at the new SEA location begin!

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