Welcome to 36 Freshman SISTA Scholars!
Just after our "Feelin'
Good" Benefit Concert, Jarlyn Johnson and Savannah Williams
(SISTAWorks volunteer officers) traveled to Ghana to identify and
enroll 36 new students to join our SISTA Scholar Program. Jarlyn and
Savannah journeyed to some of the most rural areas of Ghana and met
some exceptional young women. Each girl was selected based on her
courageous academic drive, inspiring personal vision, and remarkable
present day circumstances.
The success of our
fundraising event allowed us to exceed our initial target of 25 new
enrollments. Each new student will receive full tuition & fees,
pocket money and school supplies for three years, or until they
graduate from high school. All combined and with your support, we are
now supporting 66 SISTA Scholars in high school and 2 SISTA Scholars
in post-secondary school for the 2013-2014 academic year.
We also implemented an
enhanced Big SISTA/Little SISTA Support Program, new monthly support
meetings/ workshops, employed a designated counselor and teaching staff
to help further ensure all of our scholars' success at school, and
thanks to each of our SISTA Scholar Sponsors and to all of our donors
for providing such an empowering level of resources to each of these
young bright lights.
tuned for photos and profiles from our latest recruitment effort in
Ghana . . .