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 "There are no words that can describe my experience with Sisters of the Academy and Priming the Pipeline. The welcoming spirit that each woman had and the desire to help each every participant of Priming the Pipeline was something that I had never witnessed before especially from educated and dynamic from women of color."

2015 Priming the Pipeline Participant

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.  

 

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.

membership@sotainstitute.org

 

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