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Mentoring group impacts an entire city!

By News | Last updated: Jan 15, 2015 - 12:55:52 PM

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(L-R) Alexandria Givan (Professional Athelete /Educator), Angela Carter (Web Producer, NH Register), Deborah Wright (West Haven Police Commissioner), all Zetas; Jeanette Morrison (Alder-woman & State of CT Social Worker), an AKA; Babz Rawls Ivy (Editor of Inner City Newspaper) a Delta and Tanya Hughes (Director of CHRO), an AKA, all participated in Sisters of Today and Tomorrow Leadership Conference for Girls in New Haven, Connecticut, where they took part in the Sisters Circle, an inter-generational dialogue of women and girls. #WeMatter.

New Haven, Conn. - Sisters of Today and Tomorrow (SOT) took its conference to another level of transforming the lives of girls and the women who raise them,  when it hosted its 2nd Leadership Conference for Girls in New Haven, Connecticut, in late December.
Sisters of Today, all professional women, throughout the State of Connecticut (back) become a Circle of Mentors for the Sisters of Tomorrow, girls from Greater New Haven (front).

The conference included, a judge, mayor, alder-woman, civil rights director, police commissioner, police officer, 7 figure income entrepreneur, health and fitness instructor, educator, journalist, radio personality, two college students and more, all there to play a part in empowering young girls throughout the City of New Haven, Connecticut.

“I’m very proud of my sister,” stated Alder-woman Jeanette Morrison, of Ward 22, in New Haven, and community partner of the conference, who presented Carla Morrison, SOT Founder/Executive Director and organizer of the conference with a Proclamation from both the City of New Haven Mayor and Board of Aldermen. “My sister has brought her program from Atlanta to our hometown of New Haven, and it’s making a difference.”

Dominique Ratchford a senior at James Hillhouse High School, shows off her Vision Board, that she created during the conference, with workshop facilitators Tammi Bolden and two dynamic women from Windsor, Conn.

From the vision board party to the Sisters Circle, the girls and women shared and learned from one another, creating an inter-generational circle of love and open communication.

“The most exciting part of the conference for me,” states Carla Morrison, “is when you have that one on one conversation with a girl and she shares her life plan, using some of the tools that she’s been learning during the conference. That happened during this conference; now, we keep encouraging and exposing her to different things as well as connect her to a personal mentor in her field of interest, to continue guiding her.”

Sisters of Today and Tomorrow New Haven surrounds Mayor Toni N. Harp, the first Black woman elected mayor of New Haven.

Sisters of Today and Tomorrow helps to transform the lives of young girls, ages 9-18, and the women who raise them. The organization will start monthly online mentoring in February, 2015 and will host its 10th annual Women’s History Month program, Saturday, March 7, 2015, in Atlanta, Georgia.

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