Sisterhood Agenda launched its Global Training Academy in October 2010. 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.
In November 18, 2010, Sisterhood Agenda led the First Annual Female Empowerment Conference for Girls in St. Thomas, sponsored by the Virgin Islands Department of Education. Angela D. Coleman, President of Sisterhood Agenda, was presented with a Certificate of Appreciation from VI Superintendent Jeanette Smith-Barry.
In December 2010, Sisterhood Agenda’s First AnnualYouth Extravaganza event was a great success. “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 training ground for parents, service providers and others interested in uplifting and supporting women and girls in their development.
In addition to the two events in 2010, Sisterhood Agenda President performed Opening Ceremonies for the Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Council (DVSAC) Women and Girls Conference on March 26, 2011 and led a workshop entitled, How Women Lead. Sisterhood Agenda also participated in the YWCA of the Virgin Islands Yellow Elder event celebrating women and girls on April 2, 2011.
In addition to the Sisterhood Agenda Global Training Academy, Sisterhood Agenda activities in 2011 included:
JANUARY 2011Registration begins for Summer Series A Journey Toward WomanhoodMotherhood RetreatHosted by the Sisterhood Agenda Global Training AcademyIn St. John, U.S. Virgin IslandsFEBRUARY 2011Celebrating Black History Everyday!Free Webinar: Black is Beautiful Hosted by www.sisterhoodagenda.com Sisterhood Team: Relay for Life St. John, U.S. Virgin IslandsMARCH 2011Celebrating Women’s History Everyday!Free Webinar: Modern Goddess
APRIL 2011Registration begins for Sisterhood Empowerment ConferenceHosted by the Sisterhood Agenda Global Training AcademyIn St. John, U.S. Virgin IslandsA summary of Sisterhood Agenda programs:
Sisterhood/Brotherhood Agenda New Year’s Eve Youth Extravaganza
VI Housing Parks & Recreation Building, Cruz Bay
December 31, 2010 8pm-1am
Sisterhood Agenda has a large youth focus. With its new Brotherhood Agenda division, Sisterhood Agenda creates strong families and builds better communities.
Coordinated with schools in St. John school district and the VI Police Department, this unique event offers a safe space, allowing parents to drop off their children to celebrate the new year in a fun and safe way. The Youth Extravaganza is more than a one-day event: it is a locally-based nonprofit initiative that continues throughout each year.
PARENTS! Register your children at no cost, drop off the kids, celebrate your New Year and pick them up. Call (340) 714-7076.
BUSINESSES! Thank you for helping VI youth be safe and successful! Corporate and Small Business Sponsorship gives you visibility on banners, flyers and the Internet while allowing us to offer the following at no cost to the parents:
*Gender-specific youth development activities that prevent gang violence, teen pregnancy, and drug abuse.
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 or by subscribing to this project's RSS feed.
Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.
Still want to help?
Support another project run by Sisterhood Agenda, Inc. that needs your help, such as: