All girls need A Journey Toward Womanhood.
Violence against women and girls is the largest public health crisis of our time. Over 90% of women have experienced two or more Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACES) by the time they are eighteen years old. ACEs increase risk for chronic diseases, from heart disease and cancer, to depression and substance abuse, even premature death.
Women and girls are disproportionately affected by trauma, creating coping mechanisms and behaviors that take them further from optimal health. Traumatic experiences, lack of knowledge and lack of social support place women and girls at risk. Being untethered, social isolation further marginalizes victims and survivors, increasing their chances of disease, depression, substance abuse, and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
A Journey Toward Womanhood is an award-winning program that promotes self-esteem, holistic health, life skills, and emotional well-being. All girls ages 12-17 can join!
Sisterhood Agenda has won over 30 awards and we’ve been doing this for over 25 years!
“Sisterhood Agenda is an amazing non-profit organization for women and girls of multiple colors. I love the spirit and sisterhood of the organization and how it uplifts all women in a positive way. It helps us define our struggles and think of a plan to persevere. I love Sisterhood Agenda and the personal experiences I’ve had with them. Without Sisterhood, I wouldn’t be the confident, independent, and strong woman I am today! Thank you so much.” Program Participant
“Sisterhood Agenda is a great program for African American women and girls. Sisterhood Agenda taught me so much about my heritage, how to boost my self-esteem, and most importantly Sisterhood Agenda taught me to love and respect all of my sisters. It’s a wonderful program and I recommend it to anyone who wants to join. I go on sisterhoodagenda.com daily and check up on the new events happening, which interests me so much. Love Sisterhood!!!!” Program Participant
The specific goals of A Journey Toward Womanhood are to:
- Increase knowledge of trauma, resilience, and protective factors
- Empower girls with knowledge about their health status, healing processes, and risk factors
- Increase knowledge about the importance of maintaining a healthy weight, weight loss, and weight control
- Increase knowledge and promote healthy eating
- Increase knowledge and promote regular exercise
- Increase sisterhood peer support and resilience
- Increase access to health services by coordinating local resources, professional care, and health benefits
- Increase social media knowledge and digital literacy
- Decrease the incidence of stress, anxiety, and depression
- Increase emotional health and well-being
Along with other life skills, A Journey Toward Womanhood helps girls to love themselves and each other in the spirit of sisterhood. At Sisterhood Agenda, we believe that creating a strong support system and sisterhood network is key to resilience and ultimate success.
You and your girls are in great hands with us! Read more about Sisterhood Agenda, what we do, and how we do it.
If you implement a teen program for girls or want to do so in the future, Sisterhood Agenda offers A Journey Toward Womanhood training for administrators just like you! You will receive the educational materials and training so that you are informed, well-prepared, and ready to start.
You can check out some of our videos, which may also be helpful for educators, program administrators, and social service providers.