Sister To Sister

Sister to Sister is a WEATOC program designed to help young women cope with the issues they face in their journey from adolescence to adulthood. Sister to Sister trains, supports and employs a troupe of female Peer Educators to teach peers, professionals and parents about the importance of sisterhood and self esteem.

Sister to Sister engages Peer Educators in creating performance and workshop material on:

  • Violence Against Women
  • Self Esteem
  • Teen Pregnancy
  • HIV/AIDS and STIs
  • Substance Abuse
  • Nutrition

The following describes one of our specialized trainings, for our Sister-to-Sister participants:

Peer Educators and staff learned facts, shared feelings, and formed tight bonds. We maintained an honest, open environment and shared personal stories. We dissected questions like, “What makes men batter women?,” “Why do women stay in abusive relationships?,” “What are the effects of battering on children and other family members?,” “What health issues do women face (e.g. HIV, pregnancy, poor nutrition, fitness) and why do they often practice unhealthy and self-destructive behaviors?,” and “Why do women often have low self-esteem?”

Training involves:

  • Team development
  • Analysis of information presented
  • Prevention and intervention counseling
  • Communication skill development
  • Decision-making skill development
  • So much more!