Celebration of Sisterhood

A Year in Review- Uniondale School District 2014-2015

The Female Engagement Initiative

The 2014-2015 school year was the breakthrough year for Females within the Uniondale School District.


Females, district-wide, were brought together to share their love, their stories and their vision. Females were empowered not only by their facilitators, but by each other.


The 2014-2015 school year brought our girls and women together, in more ways than one.

A Look Inside the Uniondale School District

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Uniondale High School

The UHS has always created safe places for their young females to come together to develop, succeed and be unified. #S.E.L.F.I.E. (Sisters, Exploring, Leadership, Friendships, Image and Education), under the facilitation of several female leaders at the high school had a busy year with approximately more than 100 female students at each event!
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Lawrence Road Middle School

The LR Girl's Rites of Passage program had another successful year of bonding and cultural learning.

Turtle Hook Middle School

THMS ensures its young females are exposed to a wealth of knowledge, career choices and best ways to represent who they are. Throughout the year, the young ladies had a variety of guest speakers covering topics such as: social media, etiquette, presentation of themselves to others, positive self images, and making vision board. THMS female leaders were able to bring these experiences to their girls through a partnership with NC100BW.
Chef Barrett Comes to Turtle Hook!

On Feb 26, 2015 Chef Barrett- Leading contestant appearing on Hell's Kitchen, conducted a white chocolate risotto cooking demo for our ladies.

Ladies of Distinction Come Together at THMS

California Avenue School

Female Solidarity Day

At California Avenue, they decided to start the new year off with new vision. Moms, grandmothers, aunts, sisters and daughters were asked to think about what they wanted for themselves and for their families in their future years.


Families looked through child friendly magazines to find the images that represented their vision, and then created boards to keep forever as a reminder of what they see for themselves.

A Night of Talent and Bachata at CAS
Female students were asked to showcase their talents, passions and skills in an hour Sisterhood Gallery. Students presented projects, sang, read poetry and played instruments to entertain all of their guests.


Then all guests were lead by Ms. Manuel and participated in a Bachata dance lesson. Smiles, laughs and bonding were experienced by all.

Empowered Young Females at CAS

Grand Avenue School

Last year, Grand Avenue hosted a Mother Daughter Yoga Night.


They also hosted their Annual Read and Eat Dessert with Dad. This event gave fathers and daughters the opportunity to come together and engage in a fun activity.

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Northern Parkway School

Smith Street School

Smith Street School’s Female Empowerment Program encompassed the entire 5th grade population of girls! Weekly meetings were held – each with a focus topic and designed to provide a forum for discussing sensitive, relevant, current issues/concerns impacting the girls and their families.

SSS's event received press coverage in Newsday's FutureCorps!

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Walnut Street School

Walnut Street School’s Female Engagement Initiative had a successful 2014-2015 year. We started the year with a “Getting to Know You” ZUMBA night in October for female students and their female family members.


WSS continued to support the initiative with another event in February, in which the Female Engagement Initiative cordially invited their students and family members to a “Tea Time to Remember.”


WSS completed the year in June with the Walnut Street School Carnival.

Female Empowerment Activated!

The Female Engagement Initiative Committee is honored to share these memories with you and looks forward to an even stronger, impacting, memorable 2015-2016 school year!