Global Educational Empowerment for 100,000 Girls

by Sisterhood Agenda, Inc.
Vetted
SisterCamp Program Activity Guide Logo
SisterCamp Program Activity Guide Logo

SisterCamp is one of Sisterhood Agenda's most popular programs.  More than just a recreation-based summer camp, SisterCamp is a summer enrichment program that includes athletics, arts and crafts, technology, drama and performance arts, cultural experiences, life skills, field trips, and of course, sisterhood.  SisteCamp is a lot of fun!

There are 345 activities included in Sisterhood Agenda's SisterCamp activity guide. SisterCamp offers mentoring and peer support for resilience, outlets for positive self-expression, the acquisition of new skills, and increased self-awareness.

We are nearly done with the process of "rebooting" SisterCamp with updates and a new, fresh logo. Our editing team has just completed the editing process. It will be re-published later this week!

Sisterhood Agenda looks forward to sharing these exciting activities with our 4,000 global partners in 34 countries to keep the Global Educational Empowerment Project for 100,000 Girls going strong.  We are also looking at ways to fund its implementation in the U.S. Virgin Islands.

Historically, SisterCamp has been implemented very successfully in the United States. SisterCamp outcomes have been studied and proven to have life-altering, positive impacts with the girls who participate. We look forward to scaling SisterCamp through sharing of educational materials and training. 

Sisterhood Agenda is in the process of updating the curricula included in our Global Educational Empowerment for 100,000 Girls project.  Specifically, the updated program will include trauma-informed exercises and lessons, plus updated sisterhood, empowerment, and holistic health information for teacher/mentor's and program participants.  

The newly revised and updated A Journey Toward Womanhood Curriculum Guide and Student Workbook will be available by November 2016.  Training is slated to begin in January 2017.  Our goal is to train 25 agencies in 2017 and add a mimimum of 250 new global partners.  Training will take place at the SEA:  Sisterhood Empowerment Academy eco-headquarters in St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands or onsite at the global partner agency location.

ACEs are Adverse Childhood Experiences.  Girls experience them at a rate much higher than boys and girls who have ACES often have behavioral issues related to these traumatic experiences.  Sisterhood Agenda strives to offer well-reseached programs that are both evidence-based and trauma-informed for our global partners around the world.  

The A Journey Toward Womanhood curriculum is in high demand and will also incorporate some of the exercises that were previously included in Sisterhood Agenda's SHE:  Sisters, Healthy & Empowered Activity Guide.  One of the most important additions to the update is the inclusion of meditation as a way to reduce stress and promote effective creative visualization.

We are excited about our progressive educational project for global girls that gets better and better as we promote sisterhood, women's support and empowerment in 34 countries.

Thank you for your continued support!

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.

Links:

 

About Project Reports

Project Reports on GlobalGiving are posted directly to globalgiving.org by Project Leaders as they are completed, generally every 3-4 months. To protect the integrity of these documents, GlobalGiving does not alter them; therefore you may find some language or formatting issues.

If you donate to this project or have donated to this project, you will get an e-mail when this project posts a report. You can also subscribe for reports via e-mail without donating.

Get Reports via Email

We'll only email you new reports and updates about this project.

Organization Information

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

Learn more about GlobalGiving

Teenage Science Students
Vetting +
Due Diligence

Snorkeler
Our
Impact

Woman Holding a Gift Card
Give
Gift Cards

Young Girl with a Bicycle
GlobalGiving
Guarantee

Sign up for the GlobalGiving Newsletter

WARNING: Javascript is currently disabled or is not available in your browser. GlobalGiving makes extensive use of Javascript and will not function properly with Javascript disabled. Please enable Javascript and refresh this page.