Sisterhood Academy is a semester-long, after-school program for high school-aged young women. Classes meet from October to January and February to May, centering community building and intensive leadership development through intellectual and personal growth. Our classes provide a safe, enriching, and creative experience where participants can challenge their own learning as well as explore and honor their own boundaries and self-care. We also support young women in their college processes and provide greatly needed networking opportunities. Participants receive a stipend at the end of the class based on their attendance.

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


Youth currently in high school that identify as a young women or gender expansive.


We hope you consider applying to Sisterhood Academy! The application cycle for Sisterhood Academy is now closed.

Fill out the form below if you’re interested in applying for the next cycle.

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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 Morgan for NYC program inquiries at morgan@sadienash.org and to Crystal for Newark program inquiries at crystal@sadienash.org