Iyanla Vanzant once stated, "I am not my sister's keeper. I am my sister." Sister, Sister initiative is to empower each other through tough times. We are here to encourage, motivate, and be used as a vessel to aspire to inspire. The concept is important because it names and identifies the ways that women of color make time for themselves, celebrate themselves, and connect with each other.
When someone performs an action which benefits his or her community, it is known as community service. Are You Making A Difference? Are you M.A.D. is our community service initiative. Many people engage in community service because they believe that it carries rewards beyond the obvious and tangible. For Brown Girls, INC. plans to be very productive in the community.
Project Uplift is our mentorship program. Mentoring can help youth as they go through challenging life transitions, including dealing with stressful changes at home or transitioning to adulthood. Close, healthy, supportive relationships between mentors and mentees that last for a significant portion of time are central to success.
Financial literacy gives individuals confidence that they are secure with their money philosophy. We will be hosting series of financial literacy workshops called Jump$tart Jackson in the community to improve their understanding of financial concepts and services so they are empowered to make informed choices and take action to improve their financial well-being.
Mental and physical health is fundamentally linked. There are multiple associations between mental health and chronic physical conditions that significantly impact people’s quality of life. Understanding the links between mind and body is the first step in developing strategies to reduce the incidence of co-existing conditions and support those already living with mental illnesses and chronic physical conditions. The purpose of this initiative is to positively influence the health behavior of individuals and communities. Our goal is to promote optimal wellness in order to subdue stress, reduce the risk of illness and ensure healthy lifestyles.
Strategic Leadership Perspective Program (SLPP) fosters understanding, respect, and civic engagement among other leaders. Leadership development expands the capacity of individuals to perform in leadership roles within organizations. Leadership roles are those that facilitate execution of a strategy through building alignment, winning mindshare and growing the capabilities of others. In the Strategic Leadership Perspective Program, students and educators will participate in workshops, community service activities, team building exercises, meetings with community leaders, and leadership development activities.