Michelle Obama stated it best, "When girls are educated, their countries become stronger and prosperous." Stand 4 Sisterhood exists to strategically strengthen the socioeconomic conditions of underserved girls and women via mentoring, advocacy, and prevention.
S4S is committed to investing in the underserved girls of our communities via its LEVEL-UP Initiative with Innovation Design Entrepreneurship Academy (a DISD school), which focuses on life skills, tutoring, college and career readiness, entrepreneurship, communication, family dynamics, and SMART goals.
Since its establishment in December 2016, S4S has empowered 4,000-plus girls and women via its advocacy and awareness outreach; provided meals, clothing, and hygiene products to 5,000-plus within the homeless and domestic violence communities; distributed backpacks filled with school supplies to 5,000-plus youth in LMI areas; awarded $4,600 in scholarships; and — since the onset of COVID-19 — supplied PPE (masks, gloves, and sanitizing wipes), fresh produce, and dry food boxes to 7,500-plus families impacted by the ongoing pandemic.
Become a mentor: Dedicate your time, treasures, and talents by paying it forward in a mentoring capacity to other girls and women.
Become a volunteer: Commit to serving on live and/or virtual events.
Become an ambassador: Share the mission of S4S with your community of influence via social media, networking events, and other platforms.
Become a sponsor: Become a monthly contributing partner via monetary and/or in-kind donations that will aid in providing mentoring and camp scholarships for under-served girls and women.
Donations are accepted via Zelle at 214-290-6888 or Venmo.com/Stand4Sisterhood.
The annual signature events are:
- PamperCize: The health and wellness expo in January/February that brings awareness to the top four diseases affecting girls and women: obesity, heart disease, cancer, and diabetes.
- Board & Brunch: An inspirational interactive brunch in February that provides clarity and guidance for girls and women on how to execute an effective vision board in which goals and aspirations can be manifested.
- Women Making History: A celebratory event during Women's History Month (March) that spotlights local women who are creating change and making an impact in the areas of media, business, politics, the arts, and entertainment.
- Diamonds in the Rough Life Enrichment Camp: Hosted the third week of July for girls ages 10-18, the camp focuses on mental health/self-care, STEM, diversity, and financial literacy.
- I Got Talent: A July talent showcase of singing, dancing, rap/spoken word, and instruments in which contestants compete for the $1,000 Patricia Ann Hughes Scholarship to aid in their pursuit of a career and/or education in the arts.
- ReachOut Rally: A free community event in October that focuses on mental health advocacy and suicide prevention with food, vendors, and entertainment.
- SquashFest: Hosted every November, this event gives allegiance to female veterans and women soldiers that have selflessly served our country.
For girls and women (ages 10-75) to join the Intergenerational Mentoring Network, there is an annual support fee of $40.
For girls ages 10-18 that would like to attend the annual life enrichment camp, Diamonds in the Rough, the registration fee is $500.