Global Educational Empowerment for 100,000 Girls

by Sisterhood Agenda, Inc.
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Dear Friend,

We started with the idea of reaching 50,000, then 1000,000 girls around the world through Sisterhood Agenda's unique scaling project.  When we started, we worked from all over the United States.  Now, we conduct our work from one centralized location, the SEA:  Sisterhood Empowerment Academy.  The SEA is Sisterhood Agenda's headquarters, an oceanfront, eco-friendly, empowering space for women and girls based in the U.S. Virgin Islands.

Like the SEA, our Global Girls Project is one-of-a-kind.  Sisterhood Agenda is a champion of positive social change for women and girls everywhere.

We are pleased to share great news:  Sisterhood Agenda was voted by Virgin Islands Daily News subscribers Best Nonprofit Organization and Best Youth Oriented Community Organization on St. John for 2016.

As we update our curriculum guides for A Journey Toward Womanhood, SHE:  Sisters, Healthy & Empowered, SisterCamp, and Beautiful., know that Sisterhood Agenda will come out strong with new revisions of comprehensive strategies that work for girls in the most remote villages in the bush to those in the most urban, metropolitan cities. Together, we are united and we are sisters.

Can we count on your support for Global Girls Empowerment in 2016?  Your donation today in any amount, large or small, would mean A LOT.  Also, feel free to share this information with friends who may want to join our in team and celebrate the success of reaching our goal. 

In the Spirit of Sisterhood,
Angela

Sisterhood Agenda Girls in St. John, USVI
Sisterhood Agenda Girls in St. John, USVI

With its Sisterhood Empowerment Academy (SEA) headquartered in St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands (USVI), Sisterhood Agenda has been addressing the health, cultural and social issues of women and girls for over twenty years.

Through our work we have discovered how trauma, poor health and lack of fitness have disturbing effects on the welfare of woman and girls, particularly for women and girls who live in rural areas, are culturally resistent to organieed sports activities and have strayed from their healthier more traditional diets. SHE has been implemented since 2006, however, this is the first time it will be implemented in the U.S. Virgin Islands.

SHE includes a holistic and innovative approach with a healing paradigm, sports programs, and health promotion at the SEA.  SHE is an important aspect of Sisterhood Agenda's Global Empowerment for 100,000 Girls, especially since it introduces our programming to a new popoulation in the Caribbean and is uniquely trauma-informed.

Starting Saturday, March 19, 2016, SHE project staff will implement evidence-based youth activities for 50 girls ages 12-17 at the SEA in St. John. The main objective of the newly expanded SHE initiative is to recognize, address, and diminish multiple major health disparities, promote healthy behavior and teamwork.

Sister Circles for Women & Girls
Sister Circles for Women & Girls

In addition to integrating trauma-informed (TI) sister circles in Sisterhood Agenda's SHE:  Sisters, Healthy & Empowered program, we are offering sister circles for college students in March 2016, in recognition of Women's History Month. 

The TI sister circles for college students will focus on sexual assault isues on campus, healing processes, and identification of local resources.These unique services will be coordinated with university's who are part tof the Associaton of American Universities and Sisterhood Agenda is requesting sponsorship from each participating institution.

Sisterhood Agenda's TI sister circles are offered in an innovative online format to:  1) pool talent in offering support, 2) maximize participation from any geographical area with Internet access, and 3) to minimize costs. It will be interesting to see how this works in terms of effectiveness and impact.

College students are not the only ones targeted for educational empowerment in March 2016!  Sisterhood Agenda will offer another TI sister circle for helping all girls throughout our global network identify and respond to traumatic events in their lives.

Knowlede is power and sisterhood support is priceless. At Sisterhood Agenda, we believe this type of educational empowerment promotes the bond we share as women and girls while creating a solid mental, physical, and emotional foundation for future success.

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Sisterhood Agenda's global empowerment activities will be implemented at the SEA:  Sisterhood Empowerment Academy.  We are currently building this unique eco-friendly space.  Online activities will also be shared via the SEA.

With our contractor and team members all together and ready to begin, Sisterhood Agenda is in construction mode as we began Phase II of our Sisterhood Empowerment Academy (SEA) building. 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.

Sisterhood Agenda’s Global Girls Education Project continues with more global partners added weekly. Our most recent partners are providing much-needed empowerment services to girls in eastern and southern Africa. There is a large interest in mentoring services in the U.S.  Exciting news:  Sisterhood Agenda is in the process of expanding its social media in a new campaign to engage girls in mentoring, positive media, and holistic health during their journey toward womanhood.

We will announce our new and expanded social media initiatives duing the summer 2015.  In addition to using social media, Sisterhood Agenda will increase resource-sharing with over 3,500 of its global partners by using program curricula, training, presentations, and workshops to reach social service providers and girls directly.  Sisterhood Agenda representatives are willing and able to travel to reach girls and those who work with them.

Online training is another option, which is more affordable for most Sisterhood Agenda global partners.  When Sisterhood Agenda’s Sisterhood Empowerment Academy (SEA) headquarters is completed, training webinars and livestream events will resume and is just another strategy of resource-sharing to reach more global girls and make greater impacts.

 

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Sisterhood Agenda, Inc.

Location: St. John, Virgin Islands - Virgin Islands
Website: http:/​/​www.sisterhoodagenda.com
Project Leader:
Angela D. Coleman
President
St. John, Virgin Islands

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