Girls' Empowerment

Middle School Girls

Sister S.A.G.E. (Strengthening Advocacy for Girls' Empowerment)

Funded by the New York State Office of Alcoholism & Substance Abuse Services (OASAS)
For 4th and 5th grade girls


This program operates on Fridays from 4-6 pm at the Ridgewood Bushwick Beacon Program at IS 296.


Ridgewood Bushwick Beacon Program at I.S. 296.


Sister S.A.G.E. is specifically geared toward the needs of girls in Bushwick. Through multicultural activities, S.A.G.E. members are provided with knowledge that will help them successfully resist historical, social, and cultural assumptions made about girls and women of color. Our forums of mutual support provide an emotionally safe space for girls to experience personal development. In addition, an understanding of collective responsibility is nurtured through character education and community service. Sister S.A.G.E. is a community conscious, action-oriented group of girls and women who actively participate in changing the world in which they live.