My Sister is Succeeding

My Sister is Succeeding

MySiS is an academically-engaging mentoring program designed for Black teen girls to script their path to success. This page provides details for our MySiS program for grades 6-8. View our page on MySiS for grades 9-12.

My Sister is Succeeding uses three primary pillars, My Mind, My Voice, My Path, to connect with Black teen girls who desire to excel or continue excelling academically in leadership through language arts. The program also extends to Black teen girls who accept the opportunity and commit to actively engaging in the program in order to progress academically, socially, or behaviorally.

Registration is closed for MySiS Grades 6-8

Meeting Dates for Grades 6-8

Wednesday, March 23, 2022

Wednesday, March 30, 2022

No meeting on April 6

Wednesday, April 13, 2022

Wednesday, April 20, 2022

Wednesday, April 27, 2022

Wednesday, May 4, 2022

3:30pm – 5:00pm: Main Program

3:00pm-3:30pm: Leadership and mentor time with early arrivals.

Location: Western Kentucky University, Gary Ransdell Hall

OUR THREE PILLARS

MY MIND

My Sister is Succeeding increases participants’ understanding of good mental health practices and the value of centering oneself, which affects their communication and approach to learning.

MY VOICE

My Sister is Succeeding creates a space for youth to see their racialized-gendered experiences in literary works, explore issues that challenge them to think critically, and practice articulating their thoughts.

MY PATH

My Sister is Succeeding creates a space for youth to engage in identity-affirming mentoring experiences while encouraging one another in accomplishing their goals.

REGISTRATION

MySiS registration is open until March 20 or until the program exceeds capacity. Priority registration is March 14. The registration fee is $15 and is payable after completing the registration form or upon arrival on the first day. If you are unable to provide the registration fee, please select the sponsored registration option on the registration form.

TRANSPORTATION

Thanks to our sponsors, BG Limousine and Transporation will provide complimentary transportation for participants from Bowling Green Junior High School to WKU and from Moss Middle School to WKU. Parents/Guardians must have selected this option on the registration form and submitted it by the March 14 priority registration deadline.


PLANNING TEAM

Dr. Tanja Bibbs, WKU Assistant Director, Online Learning; For a Real Change, Inc.

Daletha Butts, Lost River Elementary, Teacher and Mentor

Kierra Chandler, Natcher Elementary 2nd Grade Teacher, WKU Adjunct Faculty

Natalie Croney, Curriculum Coordinator & Teacher of English at Warren East High School

Dr. Lacretia Dye, WKU Associate Professor; Assistant Director, Kelly M Burch Institute for Transformative Practices in Higher Education

Gambia Flemister, Bowling Green Junior High Spanish Teacher and Black Male Scholar Coordinator

Joda Johnson, Director of The SKYCTC Skills U Program, For a Real Change, Inc.

Tina Smajlagic, WKU Social Work Adjunct Faculty, Hope Harbor

Aurelia Spaulding, For a Real Change, Inc.

Cayla Yancy, WKU Social Work Intern

Partnerships and Sponsorships

For a Real Change is seeking financial partnerships for My Sister is Succeeding at three levels with additional options available to provide specific items for the program. We invite organizations and businesses that align with our values to consider becoming a sponsor. You can contact info@forarealchange.org to learn more.

Logo designed by: WKU Art student, Kyndall Waller