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New Haven, Connecticut – Sisters of Today and Tomorrow took its conference to another level of transforming the lives of girls and the women who raise them, when it hosted its second leadership conference for girls in New Haven, Connecticut, last Tuesday. The conference included a judge, mayor, alderwoman, civil rights director, and more, all there to play a part in empowering young girls throughout the city of New Haven, Connecticut.
“I’m very proud of my sister,” said Alderwoman Jeanette Morrison, of Ward 22, in New Haven, and community partner of the conference, who presented Carla Morrison, SOT’s founder and executive director, and the organizer of the conference with a proclamation from both the city of New Haven Mayor and Board of Aldermen. “My sister has brought her program from Atlanta to our hometown of New Haven, and it’s making a difference.”
From the vision board party to the Sisters’ Circle, the girls and women shared and learned from one another, creating an intergenerational circle of love and open communication.
“The most exciting part of the conference for me,” said Carla Morrison, “is when you have that one-on-one conversation with a girl and she shares her life plan, using some of the tools that she’s been learning during the conference. That happened during this conference; now, we keep encouraging and exposing her to different things as well as connect her to a personal mentor in her field of interest, to continue guiding her.”
Sisters of Today and Tomorrow helps to transform the lives of young girls, ages 9-18, and the women who raise them. The organization will start monthly online mentoring in February 2015 and will host its 10th annual Women’s History Month program, Saturday, March 7, 2015, in Atlanta.

 

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Sisters of Today, all professional women, through-out the State of Connecticut (back) become a Circle of Mentors for the Sisters of Tomorrow, girls from Greater New Haven (front).

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REAL SORORITY GIRLS: Alexandria Givan (Professional Athelete /Educator), Angela Carter (Web Producer, NH Register), Deborah Wright (West Haven Police Commissioner), all Zetas; Jeanette Morrison (Alder-woman & State of CT Social Worker), an AKA; Babz Rawls Ivy (Editor of Inner City Newspaper) a Delta and Tanya Hughes (Director of CHRO), an AKA

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Mayor Toni N. Harp speaks with girls about the characteristics of a Leader, during SOT's "Lunch with A Leader".

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Carla Morrison, Founder of Sisters of Today and Tomorrow with City of New Haven's Mayor Toni N. Harp, during "SOT's Lunch with a Leader".

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Alderwoman Jeanette Morrison of Ward 22 in New Haven, CT., (right) presents Carla Morrison, Founder of SOT (left) with two proclamations: From the City of New Haven Mayor's Office; and the City of New Haven Board of Aldermen Office for the work she is doing with Girls in New Haven, CT and across the country.

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Dominique Ratchford a Senior at James Hillhouse High School, shows off her Vision Board, that she created during the conference, with workshop facilitators: Tammi Bolden and two Dynamic Women from Windsor, CT.