The month of July proved to be a month of growth and sheer excitement for the Sisters of Today and Tomorrow family. In conjunction with the Connecticut Children and Family Center, Inc.’s “Girl Empowerment Group,” SOT made its national debut on Good Morning America. While there, they were entertained by the marvelous Mary J. Blige who was performing for a GMA summer concert. Two weeks later, the group hosted its annual international “Sisters of Tomorrow Conference.” Needless to say, both events proved to be major successes.
Sisters of Today and Tomorrow is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that was born on October 1, 2008 through the visionary efforts of Founder/Executive Director, Carla Morrison. This organization was conceived while PR Firm Chit Chat Communications’ community division, “C. Morrison Presents…”, was producing community events across the country. These efforts span back to 2003. Its programming is centered around lifting up women and children and promotes all areas of personal development.
SOT’s mission is “to raise the consciousness of women and children through innovative programs that focus on self-esteem, education, health and wellness, and careers/entrepreneurship.” Their target group is young women ages 9-18. They meet monthly with their adult counterparts to learn and exchange ideas. Through workshops and round table discussions, these young women have a platform from which to be heard. SOT currently has groups located in their headquarter city of Atlanta, GA and their founder’s hometown of New Haven, CT. There are also groups forming in Charlotte, NC and Fort Lauderdale, FL.
Since its inception, Sisters of Today and Tomorrow has touched the lives of over 4,500 individuals. Ms. Morrison has wisely utilized her extensive reach into the community to provide dynamic speakers for the organization. They include: NBA great Earvin “Magic” Johnson; Actress/Comedienne Mo’Nique; Connecticut State Senator Toni Harp; Georgia State Representative Alisha Thomas-Morgan; entertainment writer Sonia Murray; BET reality show star Antonia “Toya” Carter (Tiny & Toya); Attorney Phaedra Parks; R&B singer Chrisette Michele; and DJ Greg Street (V-103).
To become involved with Sisters of Today and Tomorrow, young women can contact the organization and complete the application. The main requirement is that once they become a part of the SOT family, they must comply with the rules and regulations set forth. Adult volunteers can contact SOT directly and anyone can participate or become a sponsor.
The community can always stay close to the organization by continuing to check their website at www.sistersoftodayandtomorrow.org. Additionally, one can become a fan on Facebook: Sisters of Today & Tomorrow or follow them on Twitter: SistersOfToday. For sponsorship or partnership information, please contact [email protected] or [email protected] Additionally, you can contact them directly at (404) 319-2130.
Stay tuned and be on the lookout for more great things to come from this awesome organization during their anniversary month and beyond.