Sisters of Nia
Sisters of Nia, Inc. seeks to empower socially and economically disadvantaged adolescent girls by providing cultural and educational programs designed to instill strong social skills, leadership development, and academic excellence in our young ladies.
9630 Bruceville Road, Suite 106-318
Elk Grove, CA 95757
|County or Parish:||Sacramento|
|Primary NTEE:||Youth Development|
|Sub NTEE:||Girls Clubs|
Sisters of Nia is open to girls of all ethnicities and backgrounds. Our data has proven that participation in the three-year program leads to greater emotional maturity, enhanced decision making, academic improvement, and more positive relationships and life skills for our members. African-Centered values are linked to strong ethnic and racial identity, positive feelings about the self, positive peer group norms, pro-social behavior, the use of adaptive coping strategies, academic achievement, and the practice of health-promoting behaviors (Cornielle, Ashcraft, & Belgrave, 2005). Sisters of Nia develops activities and lessons based on researched theory in order to achieve the highest levels of growth and success for our participants. Sisters of Nia, Inc. is a three-year Rites of Passage program, focusing on a different aspect of adolescent female life each year from sixth grade to eighth grade. The program culminates in eighth grade with a college tour and Rites of Passage ceremony. We maintain high levels of contact with our enrolled participants as well as our alumni, serving as on on-going community resource that provides referrals for counseling, tutoring, and other outreach services for families in need.
$45,000 - Funding for weekly program and events, as well as a Scholarship Fund. This will cover all expenses related to the programs our organization provides.
$3,000 - Copyright and Publishing expenses for program curriculum
$1,000 - Equipment, for the purchase of a projector for presentations and workshops
$2,000 - Board of Directors Development
$2,000 - Grant Writer and Public Relations Specialist
Our top needs:
- Funding: Program - For summer performing arts camp, weekly meetings & programs, mother & father-daughter programs and activities, college & history tour, and scholarship fund for graduating high school senior girls.
- Funding: Unrestricted - Organizational growth consultant, equipment, public relations specialist, grant writer. Copyright & publishing expenses for program curriculum.
- Technology - Projector Tablets or iPads - 1 set of 12
- Board Members - Board development workshops & annual board retreat
- In-Kind Donations - Art supplies for craft projects, raffle prizes, fabric
Synthia Smith, Founder, Executive Director