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Global Educational Empowerment for 100,000 Girls

by Sisterhood Agenda, Inc.
Global Educational Empowerment for 100,000 Girls
Global Educational Empowerment for 100,000 Girls
Global Educational Empowerment for 100,000 Girls
Global Educational Empowerment for 100,000 Girls
Global Educational Empowerment for 100,000 Girls
Global Educational Empowerment for 100,000 Girls
Global Educational Empowerment for 100,000 Girls
Global Educational Empowerment for 100,000 Girls
Global Educational Empowerment for 100,000 Girls
Global Educational Empowerment for 100,000 Girls
Global Educational Empowerment for 100,000 Girls
Global Educational Empowerment for 100,000 Girls
Global Educational Empowerment for 100,000 Girls
Global Educational Empowerment for 100,000 Girls
Global Educational Empowerment for 100,000 Girls
Global Educational Empowerment for 100,000 Girls
Global Educational Empowerment for 100,000 Girls
Global Educational Empowerment for 100,000 Girls
Global Educational Empowerment for 100,000 Girls
Global Educational Empowerment for 100,000 Girls
Global Educational Empowerment for 100,000 Girls
Global Educational Empowerment for 100,000 Girls
Global Educational Empowerment for 100,000 Girls
Global Educational Empowerment for 100,000 Girls
Global Educational Empowerment for 100,000 Girls
Global Educational Empowerment for 100,000 Girls
Global Educational Empowerment for 100,000 Girls
Global Educational Empowerment for 100,000 Girls

Sisterhood Agenda is currently raising funds to expand its SHE:  Sisters, Healthy & Empowered strategy for global girls under the Global Educational Empowerment project for 100,000 girls.

We are responding to the fact that girls are disproportionately affected by trauma.  Trauma itself compromises girls' health. Often, resulting coping mechanisms and behaviors take girls further from optimal health. Traumatic experiences, lack of knowledge and lack of social support place them at risk.  Being untethered, social isolation further marginalizes victims and survivors, increasing their chances of disease, depression, substance abuse, and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

In response to need and demand, Sisterhood Agenda will create and test an innovative safe space strategy that will physically reflect and support an empowerment model and that can be replicated nationally.  The safe space model gives us the opportunity to successfully implement and evaluate a process for the empowerment of girls that addresses the impact of trauma, builds resilience, and results in the optimization of holistic health.  

We are very excited about this project expansion because health is the foundation for a quality life.  Sisterhood Agenda continues to define, measure, and evaluate health holistically.  Thousands of girls will benefit.

In the Spirit of Sisterhood,
Angela D. Coleman, MBA, CNM

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Sisterhood Agenda invites our global partners and especially our global girls to our intimate gathering, Celebrating Sisterhood: 25 Years of Service, at the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington, D.C. on Saturday, November 16, 2019 from 1:00pm-5:00pm.

During this ceremony, Sisterhood Agenda will present our first Sisterhood of Greatness Awards. Sisterhood of Greatness Awards are presented to several women who represent and exemplify a code of excellence in consciousness, character, and conduct.  We will also award our Young Sister on the Rise Scholarships. 

Celebrating our 25-year anniversary is a testament to the collective spirit and strength of our constituency including over 5,000 global agencies throughout 36 countries, who share our purposeful focus on girls while growing a powerful force for positive social change.

During the devastating 2017 storms, hurricanes Irma and Maria, our newly opened SEA: Sisterhood Empowerment Academy on St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands was severely damaged. We rebuilt it, stronger than ever, and remain vigilant in our ongoing support of millions of women and girls through partnerships, training, projects, programs, and products.

To mark this occasion, we decided to share our 25-year anniversary within our sisterhood by spotlighting the efforts of other amazing women and girls who have made a difference by standing up, stepping out and lifting us up to make the world a better place. Together, we realize the collective bond and power we impose when eradicating the issues we choose to champion. Therefore, we commemorate our anniversary by celebrating others!

Sisterhood is the foundation for collective empowerment. Our sisterhood is diverse and inclusive because we are all unique. Striving for meaningful connection, we want women and girls to know that they are never alone.

All partners, donors, and constituents are invited to join us for this special event. Thank you for all that you do.

In the Spirit of Sisterhood,
Angela D. Coleman, MBA, CNM
Founder & President

Sisterhood Agenda & Mass Triggering Trauma
Sisterhood Agenda & Mass Triggering Trauma

We are so excited as we enter 2019, new and improved and beautiful-even more beautiful than before because we are stronger with greater resilience.  Our building and our spirits are full of hope and joy as we continue our important mission to educate, support, and empower women and girls around the globe with a diverse and inclusive sisterhood.

We continue to scale our girl empowerment programs as we add new global partners, community collaborators, and girl power resources. Our constituents continue their interest in trauma, trauma-informed care and services. For example, our educational segments about ACEs, Adverse Childhood Experiences, has been very well received with almost 2,000 ACE surveys completed to date. New ACE surveys are being taken and submitted weekly for analysis.

Our SEA:  Sisterhood Empowerment Academy facility on St. John in the U.S. Virgin Islands is a special and important place, part of Sisterhood Agenda's larger vision of health and healing support. While we had great damage from Hurricane Irma, we are bouncing back with great support from people like you and other agencies. Working together, we are doing great things.

In addition to our SEA: Sisterhood Empowerment Academy on St. John, Sisterhood Agenda set up a stateside administrative office in the Baltimore-Washington geographic area. From this location, we are meeting and organizing for greater efficiency, impact, and connection.

Throughout 2019, Sisterhood Agenda will celebrate its 25 years of service with several activities, events, and programs. We anticipate hosting at least one public activity at the SEA for youth, local partners, and agencies. Other activities will be for our program participants with confidential sessions closed to the public. Our eco suites have been booked through the season.

We are still receiving funds for this project until it is completed-thank you! We appreciate your support. It has taken longer than expected. However, St. John is a very small island. We are fortunate to be able to receive resources and rebuild successfully. We are grateful for your gifts and interest in our project.

In the Spirit of Sisterhood,
Angela D. Coleman
Founder & President

Sisterhood Support
Sisterhood Support
Sisterhood Agenda Anti-Bullying
Sisterhood Agenda Anti-Bullying

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Sisterhood Agenda recently added several new locations for our Global Educational Empowerment Project for Girls.  New locations include:

  • India
  • California
  • Chicago
  • Georgia
  • Maryland
  • New York
  • Tanzania
  • Australia

Throughout 2019, Sisterhood Agenda will celebrate its 25 years of service with several activities, events, and programs.  We anticipate hosting at least one public activity at the SEA:  Sisterhood Empowerment Academy on St. John in the U.S. Virgin Islands.  These events will be for youth, local partners, and agencies. Other activities will be for our program participants with confidential sessions closed to the public. 

Our eco suites have been booked through the season.  We have great testimonials as we enter the new year.

Our global partners are implementing amazing projects and Sisterhood Agenda is providing direct service delivery, as well.  We thank you for your support!

In the Spirit of Sisterhood,
Angela D. Coleman
Founder & President

Sisterhood Agenda's global girls initiative is trauma-informed and focused on Sisterhood Agenda's four empowerment principles:  sisterhood, self-knowledge, self-development, and self-esteem.  In addition to youth activities from A Journey Toward Womanhood, SisterCamp, and Sister Circles, we are adding SHE:  Sisters, Healthy & Empowered holistic health activities to include:

1) Recognition of the importance of the program facility as a welcoming and safe space for girls

2) Performance and measurement of resilience through sisterhood support, and

3) The inclusion of the Sisterhood of Greatness Manifesto as a training and teaching tool

In the United States, “trauma-informed” approaches are revolutionizing health and human services. At Sisterhood Agenda, we believe that this approach can make a difference in empowering women and girls across the country, and ultimately in addressing gender inequality.

Sisterhood Agenda uses the emerging science of trauma and resilience to modify empowerment strategies that have already proven effective - programs that support individuals in determining their own priorities, have the flexibility to address changing goals over time, are delivered in valued settings, and reflect local circumstances.  Responses to trauma need to be thoughtful, standardized, and replicable. 

Our girls experience trauma at an alarming rate:  over 90% of women have experienced two or more adverse childhood experiences (ACES) by the time they are eighteen years old. Women are 50% more likely than men to have high adverse childhood experiences (ACEs). The most common trauma for women is sexual assault or child sexual abuse:  one in three women will experience a sexual assault by the age of eighteen.  

There are many forms of trauma including historical trauma, social violence, childhood trauma, interpersonal violence, and institutional trauma.  However, trauma is not destiny. The differentiating factor that distinguishes those who move on to live healthy and successful lives after trauma from those who do not is resilience. 

Resilience refers to the capacity of individuals to maintain a relatively stable equilibrium and healthy levels of psychological and physical functioning after exposure to a potentially disruptive event.  Simply put, resilience is the ability to cope with challenging situations and bounce back from adversity. 

Fortunately, resilience can be fully developed and built up with intention. Preventive and health promotion activities within a supportive sisterhood environment can produce resilient individuals who are better able to accommodate and respond to trauma, stress, and anxiety.  

The Sisterhood of Greatness Manifesto training is a specific set of activities that help girls to analyze their interpersonal relationships, media influences, and goal-setting for success.

We look forward to engaging girls in several communities around the globe with our full range of comprehensive girl empowerment program activities.

In the Spirit of Sisterhood,
Angela D. Coleman, MBA, CNM
Founder & President

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Sisterhood Agenda, Inc.

Location: St John, VI - Virgin Islands
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Angela D. Coleman
Sisterhood Agenda
St. John, Virgin Islands

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