Priming the Pipeline is a program focused on mentoring, leadership, and community engagement. Scholars of Sisters of the Academy mentor undergraduate and graduate women of color from various universities across the nation:
o learn about themselves, particularly their educational and career goals;
o identify their strengths and passions;
o learn to work in collaboration with others with in an untraditional, necessary, and nurturing environment; and
o through mentoring be steered in a positive direction to achieve positive future goals.
While in residence at Florida State University for a 4 to 5 day mentoring workshop, the participants:
o engage with some of the most influential and scholarly women of color in the nation;
o network with these scholars to discuss future opportunities in their areas of interests;
o study leadership skills; complete a community service project within the Tallahassee, Florida area);
o attend four or more mentoring and leadership sessions;
o create and present a team action plans;
o participate in leadership training sessions;
o are mentored by scholars in residence and junior mentors/interns; and
o interact with all Sisters of the Academy BootCamp participants.
Program’s Expected Outcomes:
o To gain the skills and motivation necessary to complete post-baccalaureate degrees
o Self-knowledge and inspiration from scholars
o Voice & self-identification, self-evaluation, activism, and future educational and career decisions
o Spiritual, emotional & mental strength, conviction, and action.
Link: SOTA Priming the Pipeline Application
The next SOTA Priming the Pipeline will be held this August 1 - 5, 2017 at Florida State University in Tallahassee, Fl.
Contact: LaKerri Mack, Ph.D.