Through High School and College Graduation

In SisterMentors’ unique mentoring model, girls of color primarily from low-income families are mentored by women of color doctoral students, many of whom are first-generation college graduates. We start with girls in elementary and middle school and follow them through high school and college graduation and beyond. SisterMentors is helping to combat the high dropout rate among young people of color. Our vision is to open the eyes of girls of color to college-educated women who look like them so the girls can see that they are heirs to a legacy of women of color who have persevered and achieved academic success despite the odds.

Current activities include:

  • Mentoring
  • Tutoring
  • 5 days annually on College Campuses
  • STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math) Sessions
  • Leadership Training
  • Social Skills
  • Time Management and Study Skills Workshops
  • SAT Preparation Courses
  • Conversations on Past Stories or Histories of People of Color in the US


At SisterMentors, we support the tremendous potential of girls of color by nurturing and developing the following skills and values:

  • High self-esteem
  • High academic achievement
  • Critical thinking skills
  • Strong communication skills
  • Creative expression
  • Compassion
  • Conflict resolution
  • Resisting negative peer pressure
  • Being well-informed about people of different races/ethnicities
  • Community involvement
  • Aspirations for college, graduate, and professional school
  • Stress management
  • Self-discipline
  • STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math) awareness