Angela D Coleman (right) & USVI Second Lady Cheryl
Putting Sisterhood On the Agenda
St John, VI—While Sisterhood Agenda’s Global Training Academy is new in the Virgin Islands, Sisterhood Agenda is an award-winning global nonprofit organization that was founded almost twenty years ago by Princeton graduate and Ashoka Fellow Angela D. Coleman, a resident of St. John. Serving over 5 million constituents each year with over 3,000 Global Partner agencies in 32 countries, Sisterhood Agenda’s new Global Training Academy in the U.S. Virgin Islands includes youth activities, programs, training sessions, workshops, and retreats, plus an expansion of its innovative online media and educational system.
“Sisterhood Agenda is here to empower women and girls in the Virgin Islands and around the world. Women, girls and service providers will come here for youth programs, training, workshops, retreats, and other educational activities that uplift and aid in the self-development of women and girls,” states Coleman, President. The agency creates and implements activities for women and girls with special emphasis on females of African descent who are historically at risk, traditionally underserved and marginalized. Sisterhood Agenda’s four empowerment principles are: sisterhood, self-knowledge, self-development, and self-esteem.
Many believe that this type of youth development is critical: “We have to pay attention because they are our next generation of leaders, teachers, and entrepreneurs. They need our guidance, protection, love and support so that they make good decisions for themselves and their communities. This is truly a community effort where everyone is invited to participate.”
Coleman’s vision is to establish the Academy as a boarding school for girls, but also as a training ground for parents, service providers and others interested in uplifting and supporting women and girls in their development.
In addition to the Sisterhood Agenda Global Training Academy, Sisterhood Agenda projects include:
- Sisterhood Empowerment Project
- A Journey Toward Womanhood
- Positive Media
- Sisters: Healthy & Empowered (SHE) Weight Control, Health & Wellness System
- Sisters In Business
Community Meeting in St John