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 EACH ONE.     

 TEACH ONE.   

Sister To Sister is an organization dedicated to empowering women and their families in Newport News, Virginia.  UNUA PAUTUSENN (UN NA PA TO SEN), meaning We Are One, Woman are the foundation, is the Kiswahili name for Sister To Sister.  Sharing knowledge and training, Hampton University students offer their assistance to the operation of the program. Sister To Sister was founded in 1992 by Ms. Hakima Abdul Samad Muhammad and Dr. Pamela D. Hall. These women developed an organization for women and female children focusing on community outreach, in an effort to offer a positive solution to the daily issues of inner city families.

 

From the beginning, Ms. Muhammad and Dr. Hall ran a support group for women at the Moton Community House in Newport News, Virginia called Black Woman in Focus, eliciting the support of Hampton University’s female students.  By 1995, Black Woman in Focus inspired the development of the campus organization Sister To Sister.  For over 20 years, the organization has hosted and participated in health fairs, stop the violence rallies, youth forums and seminars, as well as, food and clothing drives for the families of Newport News and Hampton VA.


At the Moton Community House, Ms. Muhammad and Dr. Hall developed and operated the S.U.P.E.R. (Supreme Unity Perpetuating Eternal Revolution) Saturday program in 1995, assisted by Sister To Sister.  The purpose of the S.U.P.E.R. Saturday program is to extend a support system for each of its participants.  As a structured and comprehensive enrichment program, S.U.P.E.R. Saturday provides mentoring, tutoring, and support for female children ages 6-17 year old. It is designed to address life skills. 

 

S.U.P.E.R. Saturday incorporates community service projects, arts and crafts, games, field trips, and forums into its curriculum.  Forums and themes include how to overcome daily obstacles, such as communicating with family members, listening skills, building self-esteem, gaining and maintaining peer and self respect, peer pressure, and coping with short and long term economic difficulties. Workshops and discussions on college or job search strategies, interview skills, money management, etiquette, and African-American heritage are regularly held.  Age appropriate information sessions and discussions on abstinence, prevention of sexually transmitted diseases, and drug and alcohol abuse are also offered. 

 

In 2001, the SUPER Saturday program relocated to the C. Waldo Scott Center for Hope, Newport News, Virginia.  In 2010, the program established a second location at the Lincoln Park Community Center, Hampton, Virginia. In 2013, the mayors of the cities of Hampton and Newport News proclaimed March 30, 2013, as Sister To Sister Day recognizing the positive impact that Sister To Sister has on the development of our young woman, and encourage all to support the efforts of the Sister To Sister organization. In 2014, three additional locations were established Newport Harbours, Newport News, Virginia; N. Phoebus Community Center, Hampton, Virginia; and The Blayton Building Williamsburg, Virginia. In 2017, House Joint Resolution NO. 832 was presented from the Virginia General Assembly Commending Sister To Sister on 25 years of empowering and uplifting school-aged African American girls in Hampton and Newport News. In 2018, we opened our first Sister To Sister  Resource Center in the Southeast Community of Newport News. As we continue to grow, Sister To Sister is steadfast in ministering to underrepresented youth in the community with its philosophy of “Each One, Teach One”. 

THE WORK OF SISTER TO SISTER
Upcoming Events
Princess Spa Day 
Boys & Girls Club of the VA Peninsula
Newport News, VA 
February 15, 2020
10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Health & Informational Fair
629 Hampton Avenue
Newport News, VA 23607
February 29, 2020
11 a.m. - 2 p.m.
2020 Spring Break  
February 29 - March 9
Tribute to the Black Woman Banquet
Hampton University
McGrew Towers Conference Center
March 21, 2020 
6 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Prince Charming Lock-In
Boys & Girls Club of the VA Peninsula
Newport News, VA 
April 3, 2020 overnight - April 4th 8 am
Clean the Bay Fun Day
King Lincoln Park
Newport News, VA
April 18, 2020 (Rain date 4/25/20) 
11-5 pm 
Education Day & Youth Forum
Greater Hampton Roads Boys & Girls Club of the Virginia Peninsula
629 Hampton Avenue
Newport News, VA 23607
August 11, 2020
10 - 1 p.m.
Bus Trip to DC 
TBA, 2020

Send all donations to:

 

Sister To Sister, Inc.

P.O. Box 423

Hampton, VA 23669

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S.U.P.E.R. Saturday Program is a community service interactive educational program for youth six years of age and older. All children are welcome to join and parents are welcome to volunteer. From 10 a.m. - 2 p.m., Every Saturday, at one of the following locations.

 

Hampton

N. Phoebus Community Center 249 Chamberlyne Ave

 

Newport News

C Waldo Scott Ctr for H.O.P.E 3100 Wickham ave  

 

Williamsburg

Oscar Blayton Recreation Room 401 Lafayette street 

 

 

S.U.P.E.R. Saturdays

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