My Sister is Succeeding – High School

This page provides details for our MySiS program 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 spring 2022 session specifically uses elements of writing and digital storytelling.

Black teen girls in grades 9-12 meet weekly at Western Kentucky University to engage in a curriculum that connects to their racialized-gendered experiences, challenges them to think critically, and creates a space to practice mindfulness as a means to ignite academic achievement.

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 16. 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.

LETTER TO MY FUTURE SELF

As part of the registration process, participants are asked to write a “Letter to My Future Self.” While there is no minimum word length, we ask that you use the guidelines listed online.  What youth write in the letter will not determine your participation in this program.


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