Young Daughters' Sisterhood
A Rites of Passage Experience
for Girls 8-12 years old
We have listened to the parents and have taken heed. Young Daughters' Sisterhood is specifically designed for our younger girls and is both fun and informative.
Spearheaded by New Yorkers, Shakia Thomas and Nicholl Moore, the program gives your daughter an added boost to her self-esteem and self-awareness.
Young Daughters Sisterhood begins January 2021
Visit the Blueprint for Womanhood page to register
Our mission is to engage young girls in experiences that will help guide them through understanding their emotions, expressing their individuality, developing a positive body image, honoring their diversity and cultivating meaningful relationships. It is important for our girls to be in environments where they feel safe to be themselves; an environment where they are given opportunities to celebrate who they are and embrace their uniqueness.
Nicholl was born in Brooklyn, NY, but raised in England. She relocated in 2012 from Queens, NY to Phoenix. She has a Bachelor's degree in sociology, minoring in early childhood education. Nicholl taught elementary through high school for over ten years.
Her passion from a young age has been to work with children and one day open her own daycare. In 2017, she started her own in-home daycare. Nicholl is looking forward to building, as well as, creating more opportunities in our community for young children. She states, "I am excited to start this new opportunity working alongside a small group of girls as we grow, build, and have lots of fun together."
Shakia Thomas was born and raised in Harlem, NY and moved to Phoenix with her son in 2016. She has a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology, minoring in Early Childhood Education. Shakia started working with children at the age of 15 as a summer camp counselor and has gained hands-on experience with children of all ages throughout the years; teaching for Head Start and various day care programs. Shakia states, "I am always looking forward to being a part of community activities and finding resources that can be helpful for myself and many. I look forward to developing and guiding our group of girls through our 8-week program as they will have a safe place to explore, express and create."