Global Educational Empowerment for 100,000 Girls

by Sisterhood Agenda, Inc.
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We are so excited about our new Sisterhood Empowerment Academy! This is the base for the Global Educational Empowerment project which is serving 100,000 through our 3,500 global partners.

We have enlisted the support of a brand strategist and outreach strategist to target girls within our global sisterhood network with clear, consistent messages about health, healing, critical thinking, and life skills within a sisterhood mentoring framework. 

To raise funds for project materials that are distributed to each participant (books, youth incentives, journals), we developed a sponsorship program where we accept program, special event, digital, and SEA sponsors in amounts varying from $500 to $30,000.

Sisterhood Agenda is the only agency of its kind focusing on the social, cultural, and economic needs of women and girls of African descent on an international scale.  Everyone can put Sisterhood on the Agenda!

Thank you for your continued support.

Some of the project
Some of the project's community partners

Sisterhood Agenda is excited to move its partnerships with Reel Sisters based in New York and the International Black Women's Film Festival based in California to the next level by bringing films to the Positive Media project component of the Global Educational Empowerment for 100,000 Project.  By doing so, Sisterhood Agenda is expanding the reach of these organization beyond New York and California, to places in-between and interationally to Sisterhood Agenda's 3,500 global partners.

An important aspect of the Global Edcational Empowerment Project is Positive Media, seeing females of African descent in realistic, diverse cinematic representations.  In addition to films that are part of the these two film festivals, Sisterhood Agenda has been acquiring other media that will be accessible via lifestream (Internet) sharing. 

Another key aspect of the Global Educational Empowement for 100,000 project is sisterhood mentoring.  Sisterhood Agenda continues to mentor its group of girls in St. John and will offer them, along with other youth in the community, paid positions to train and assist with youth leadership development efforts on the island.

The Sisterhood Empowerment Academy (SEA) is also a key component of the project strategy.  By having an eco-friendly, female-centered, space with a library and multi-media center, empowerment is a shared strategy with a physical, centralized space. Once the SEA is built (estimated date of completion February 2015), the livestreaming and global sharing will begin.

Sisterhood Agenda continues to publish its Black Girls Guide book series to empower girls.  It's latest guide, How to Be a Sister, has been the best-selling book of the series.

International Black Women
International Black Women's Film Festival Call
International Black Women
International Black Women's Film Festival
Reel Sisters, global partner
Reel Sisters, global partner
View From the Land Parcel for the SEA
View From the Land Parcel for the SEA

Since our last report, members of the Sisterhood Agenda's team have made great progress in our goal of creating a beautiful, eco-friendly, centralized female resource center: a place of knowledge, support, self-determination, and healing. Sisterhood Agenda's Sisterhood Empowerment Academy (SEA) is the headquarters for the Global Educational Empowerment project.  Its media center is key to reaching girls utilized the power of technology.

We have made great strides toward our goals. Specifically, the SEA team:

  1. Secured a 10,100 square-foot ocean view land parcel for the SEA. It is located on Morehead Point near Frank Bay Beach in Cruz Bay, St. John, neighboring an environmentally protected eco-system.
  2. Participated in a local green building workshop by Island Green Building Association for instruction and walking tours of local green buildings in St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands.
  3. Has been working with St. John architect, William Willigerod.  Thank you, Bill!
  4. Solicited, received, and picked up 38 gallons of paint and other donations for the SEA totaling over $2,500. Thank you to The Paint Depot and PriceMart!
  5. Raised over $15,000 in cash to build the SEA—thank you donors, we could not do this without you!
  6. Launched the Operation Girl fundraising challenge to raise funds and awareness about our efforts with the SEA. In less than five days, we raised 11% of our $5,000 goal.  The Operation Girl challenge ends mid-August 2014.
  7. Gathered legal documents for our building permit.

In addition to our new SEA headquarters to increase our capacity to serve more girls, Sisterhood Agenda consistently adds new Global Partners working with girls, almost daily.  Currently, we have more than 3,500 Global Partner agencies to coordinate, collaborate and share resources with--that is an average of 29 girls per agency to reach our target goal of 100,000!

Sisterhood Agenda continues to publish educational materials, such as the new Black Girls Guide:  How to Be a Sister. These resources are well-received by our constituents and used by service providers and teachers in their classrooms.

With your contribution, you are working hand-in-hand with the consciousness stewards on our team.  We appreciate your generous gift, maybe more than you realize.  Let’s keep the momentum and positive energy flowing as we progress toward our goal!

How to Be a Sister
How to Be a Sister

A new facility equipped to handle Sisterhood Agenda’s digital mentoring needs is coming! The Sisterhood Empowerment Academy (SEA) will invite a shared, multi-media experience. Housed under one roof (under the SEA), Sisterhood Agenda will focus its educational strategy on reading, writing, and holistic global health for optimal female empowerment.

A Sisterhood Agenda website makeover (now in progress) and social media revamp will accompany this enhanced experience. The new website will feature a new Global Sisterhood Directory that identifies the physical location and website for each Sisterhood Agenda Global Partner, as well as the Sisterhood Agenda programs and strategies that they are using in their local communities.

Sisterhood Agenda plans to hire a Digital Director to assist the agency in its global resource development and sharing plan, particularly its recommended reading list: Best Books for Black Girls. Many of these empowerment resources will be available online, as well as in printed form. Whenever possible, Sisterhood Agenda ships books and educational materials to its Global Partners directly. Many educational materials will also be shared via webinar format with sister circles with discussions facilitated by a mentor to enhance the learning experience.

Global consciousness, health and well-being, education, self-sufficiency, leadership development… The future of global girls is exciting! Thank you for being such an important part of this journey.

This month, Sisterhood Agenda will launch the availability of new handouts and teacher resources on its website, www.sisterhoodagenda.com. These are engaging program materials include curriculum exercises, student manual pages, and girl’s empowerment presentation materials that have been shown to be effective with girls and those who mentor them.

Sisterhood Agenda focuses on expansion with its new facility, the Sisterhood Agenda Sisterhood Empowerment Academy (SEA) by the sea. Sisterhood Agenda is looking for land. Once land is identified and secured, Sisterhood Agenda will fundraise for the facility as the headquarters of its local and global initiatives including Global Eductional Empowerment for 100,000 Girls, Sisterhood Mentoring Program, and SHE Sisters Healthy & Empowered.

The Academy is a centralized local and international resource center connecting sisterhood activities, their leaders and constituents.

 

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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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