2011-2012 Sisterhood Comes to a Close
with an awards banquet on June 1 attended by 150 people, followed by music and dancing.
Youth Services Director, “Ms. Ali,” (center) received a framed print from WSCH Board Member, Diane Fedak, (L) and WSCH Executive Director, Dawn Kolograf, (R) for the exemplary work she did in the Sisterhood program which transformed the lives of over 100 girls this past school year.
Sisters celebrating at the banquet.
Information about the 2012-2013 program
will be available in August.
Tuesdays 3:00 - 5:30 pm
Wednesday - Friday 3:00 pm - 7:00 pm
September 26, 2012 - June 7, 2013
(with the exception of major holidays)
Click here to download brochure.
Click here to download application form.
This program is FREE! Space is limited!
This program has been made possible with funding from The Abington Foundation, Eva L. and Joseph M. Bruening Foundation, MyCom, The Reinberger Foundation, United Methodist Women National, United Way Services of Greater Cleveland and the Thomas H. White Foundation.
Contact WSCH Youth Services Director, Allison “Ms. Ali” McClain, at (216) 771-7297, ext. 315 to enroll.
What is Sisterhood?
Sisterhood is an after-school and summer arts program (Summer of Sisterhood) that prepares girls ages 10 - 15 for womanhood and their life beyond. Throughout the school year, arts and creativity are interwoven into the cycles (see list below).
During eight weeks of the summer, Summer of Sisterhood continues its drive to help girls reach their fullest potential as we focus on a specific arts project designed to teach the girls how creative expression can transform a community and positively impact public perception.
Sisterhood fosters a belief in girls’ self-worth based on their skills, unique talents, and spirituality rather than on appearance, popularity, sexuality or negative gender and racial stereotypes.
Sisterhood encourages and challenges young women to be strong and independent, to exercise self-discipline, to respect themselves and one another, to value education, and to know when and how to give help and receive it.
How do we do it?
Girls participate in a range of cultural, educational and social programs throughout the school year. These programs aim to provide girls with the skills they need to maintain high self-esteem and reach future success.
This list is updated, so be sure to check back frequently!
Cycle 1 - Social Skills & Self-esteem
Trip to Cleveland State University
Young Audiences of Northeast Ohio - Non-verbal
Communication Workshop by Sign Stage
Cycle 2 - Local/Global Outreach & Family Support
Overnight Trip to Cuyahoga National Valley
Environmental Service Learning Project
Skype with girls from Zimbabwe
Family Potluck Dinner
Cycle 3 - Education and Arts & Creativity
Cycle 4 - Financial Literacy
College Savings Strategies
Cycle 5 - Health & Wellness
Zumba, Yoga, Tai Chi
Click here for a list and description of Guest Speakers & Workshops.