Third, fourth and fifth grade girls at McKinley-Brighton Elementary school on the Southside of Syracuse have something else to look forward to once week.
The Sisterhood Program is new to McKinley-Brighton this school year, and the program is designed to assist young girls to with deal with day to day issues, communicating and physical and mental health.
The program was founded by Ms. Deborah Pichardo-Kemp in partnership with students at Syracuse University. The program leaders are Ms. Clark, Ms. Pichardo-Kemp and Mariah Boreno.
Pichardo-Kemp said the purpose of the Sisterhood Program is to empower young girls to be all that they can be through education and community service.
The activities the girls participate in have ranged from a field trip to Brady Farm to learn about gardening and healthy eating, to writing thank you notes to someone who inspires them, to building gingerbread houses during their meetings.
The group has meetings every week to sit down and discuss their week, write in their journals, and take part in activities that focus on the importance of education and sisterhood.