Sisters of Nia, Incorporated is a nonprofit organization dedicated to serving adolescent girls in grades 6, 7, and 8 living in urban communities. Through the teaching of Afrocentric values, our program aims to reinforce and bring out the natural strengths of girls, while encouraging them to live their live with a purpose.
The girls participate in one two-hour session each week. We use innovative curriculum which focuses on building self-esteem and self-respect, peer relationships, conflict management, leadership skills, and academic achievement. Emphasis is also placed on individual and community responsibility; building communication between mothers and daughters as well as fathers and daughters; sex education and early pregnancy prevention; and entrepreneurial skills.
Sisters of Nia, Inc. is a 3-year rites of passage program, which girls begin in 6th grade; the curriculum focuses on a different aspect of adolescent female life each year with and culminates in eighth grade with a college tour and rites of passage ceremony.