Sisterhood Academy is a year-long, after-school program for 9 - 11th graders who identify as young women and gender expansive youth. Classes meet from October to May, centering community building and intensive leadership development through intellectual and personal growth. Sisterhood Academy provides a safe, enriching, and creative experience where Nashers (participants) can challenge their own learning as well as explore and honor their own boundaries and self-care. Nashers receive a stipend at the end of the class based on their attendance.

Sisterhood Academy focuses on sisterhood, leadership, and redefining what these words mean and look like! Nashers engage in workshops around identity, healthy relationships, media, youth activism, social justice, and topics they are interested in. Using their life experiences as a starting point to learn, Nashers explore and discuss different issues that matter to them while building a community of support. Nashers will participate in field trips and conferences while strengthening their confidence, communication, and activism skills. Come join the sisterhood!


9 - 11th graders that identify as young women or gender expansive.


We hope you consider applying to Sisterhood Academy! The application cycle for Sisterhood Academy in New York is currently CLOSED.  The applications for Sisterhood Academy in Newark has been extended.


Sisterhood Academy takes place after school at our Sadie Nash Offices:

Our NYC office is located at 4 West 43rd Street, 5th floor, between 5th and 6th Avenue near Bryant Park. You can take the 1/2/3/N/Q/R/A/C/E to Times Square, the B/D/F/M/7 to Bryant Park, or the 4/5/6/S to Grand Central. 

Our Newark office is located at 31 Mulberry Street, Newark, NJ 07102 near NJPAC in downtown Newark.

If you have any questions and would like to learn more about Sisterhood Academy, please reach out to Shan at shan@sadienash.org.

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*We are currently in the process of renaming Sisterhood Academy so that it is clear that the program welcomes gender-expansive youth in addition to self-identified women. We recognize that the term “sisterhood” can reinforce binary notions of gender that we seek to disrupt. Our goal is to pilot a new name for Sisterhood Academy in the 2020-2021 academic year, with input from youth participants and other members of the SNLP community.