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7th Annual Sista-2-Sista Youth Summit

Gye Nyame Empowerment Project

Friday, March 28, 2014 at 5:30 PM - Saturday, March 29, 2014 at 7:00 PM (EDT)

7th Annual Sista-2-Sista Youth Summit

Ticket Information

Ticket Type Sales End Price Fee Quantity
Sista-2-Sista - Teen Registration
S2S Registrants must be between the ages of 13-19. This ticket includes the option of attending the film screening.
Ended Free $0.00
Woman-2-Woman - Adult Registration
W2W Registrants must attend with a girl, or girls, between the ages of 13-19. This ticket includes the option of attending the film screening.
Ended $30.00 $2.64
Film Screening   more info Ended Free $0.00

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The Sista-2-Sista Youth Summit (S2S) is a two-day empowerment summit connecting 200 high school girls of Pan-African descent from underserved areas across NYC with women making a difference in the areas of media, health and wellness, entertainment, education, and personal growth. Participants engage in workshops, live entertainment, and reflective activities. Utilizing a 3 step-process of self-awareness, self-appreciation, and self-actualization the summit equips participants with fundamental tools to make well-informed decisions today and in the future. S2S is held every March during Women’s History Month.

Since 2011 the Gye Nyame Empowerment Project, (GNEP) has offered a $1,000 book scholarships for one eligible high school senior attending a four-year college and committed to being a leader in her community.  If you are a high school senior and would like to apply for this opportunity, please indicate your interest in the registration form.

Woman-2-Woman Conference (W2W) is a series of workshops specifically for female parents, guardians, and chaperones of Sista-2-Sista participants and runs concurrently to S2S. The workshops address the same issues as those discussed with the girls and they serve as training for parents, guardians and chaperones to continue the dialogue with the young women beyond S2S.


2014 Award Recipients

My Sister's Keeper Award: Toni Blackman

Strength, Courage & Wisdom Award: Spirit of a Woman Leadership Institute


Schedule of Events


Friday, March 28


Screening 1: Girl Rising (101 min)

Black Girls Rock! Spins


Saturday, March 29

9:00 AM

Registration & Breakfast


Opening Remarks, Syreeta Gates as Mistress of Ceremonies


Collective Keynote

Michaela angela Davis, Zewiditu Ruffin, Jadayah Spencer


Red Table Talk: Panel

Moderated by Aja Monet

Featuring Mercy Carpenter, Afiya Bennett, Dr. Marta Moreno Vega, Dr. Yaba Blay, Sonya Lockett, Michaela angela Davis, Sharada R. Maddox

12:00 PM



We Are the Ones Marathon 


Awards & Closing Remarks


Entertainment Showcase, Syreeta Gates as Mistress of Ceremonies

Featuring Love Jones Girlz, Aja Monet, Black Girls Rock! and Open Mic with Attendees

7:00 PM



In the past six years, GNEP has gathered some of today's most influential and respected thought leaders and young professionals to facilitate workshops, perform and speak. These allies and advocates include Susan L. Taylor, Founder of National CARES Mentoring Movement, Ava Duvernay, Filmmaker and Founder of AFFRM, Queen Afua, Author and Wellness Expert, Image Activist Michaela angela Davis, Chrisette Michele, Recording Artist, Beverly Bond of Black Girls Rock!, and Misty Copeland, American Ballet Theater Soloist.

Check out images from the 6th Annual Sista-2-Sista Youth Summit and our first S2S Summit in Kingston, Jamaica in 2013.

Parents/Guardians + Supporters of our Youth

Please help us as we raise funds for this year's Summit via our IndieGoGo Campaign. Please visit our page and make a financial contribution and/or share it with others in your network. (http://tinyurl.com/FundS2S2014).


Have questions about 7th Annual Sista-2-Sista Youth Summit? Contact Gye Nyame Empowerment Project

When & Where

Saint Francis College
180 Remsen Street
New York, NY 11201

Friday, March 28, 2014 at 5:30 PM - Saturday, March 29, 2014 at 7:00 PM (EDT)

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Gye Nyame Empowerment Project

The Gye Nyame Empowerment Project provides tools and conversations that affirm positive life outcomes for Pan-African people and their communities.  


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