San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
IMPORTANT NOTICE: This event will be held over two days: Friday March 17th, 4:30-7:30pm (Challenge) + Saturday March 18th, 9am-6pm (Summit). Registration is NOW OPEN for girls ages 13-19. A completed/signed media release is mandatory for admission.
Download the Sista-2-Sista Youth Summit media release here.
The Sista-2-Sista Youth Summit (S2S) is a 2-day empowerment summit connecting 500 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.
WATCH VIDEO from last year's Sista-2-Sista Youth Summit: Know Thyself (#S2S2016)
Over the past ten 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, Beverly Bond of Black Girls Rock!, and Misty Copeland, American Ballet Theater Soloist and more.
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.
Tentative Schedule of Events
Friday, March 17th | 4:30pm-7:pm
Design Challenge- girls will explore the theme of Own the Mic as they participate in a hands- on challenge.
Saturday, March 18th | 9am-6pm
Registration and breakfast begins at 9am. Girls and women will engage in the opening ceremony, a series of challenges and workshops, a keynote speaker and a closing ceremony. Breakfast and lunch will be provided and the day will close with an entertainment showcase.
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 purpose of the workshops is to 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.
*Parents/Guardians + Supporters of our Youth
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The Gye Nyame Empowerment Project provides tools and conversations that affirm positive life outcomes for Pan-African people and their communities.