Sister2sister Foundation

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About

The Sister2sister Foundation (S2SF) mission is to help Australia's most marginalised girls grow into strong independent women capable of taking their place in the world. S2SF offers youth support and education programs for young girls who have experienced trauma and abuse or come from particularly disadvantaged low socio-economic circumstances. SISTER2sister (S2s) and No Limits 4 Girls (NL4G) are the flagship programs of S2SF.

The SISTER2sister Program is an evidence-based and trauma-informed youth development program that provides structured mentoring, psycho-educational workshops, and welfare support to vulnerable or disadvantaged teenage girls (Little Sisters) aged from 12-18 years from across Greater Sydney. Little Sisters
are matched with professional female mentors (Big Sisters) who are positive stable role models. NL4G is a School Workshop Series for Year 7 students, designed to empower young women by increasing their resilience, emotional intelligence, stress management skills, and create a strong foundation for personal growth. The core purpose of S2SF and the S2s program is “to empower vulnerable teenage girls to make positive life choices for a more meaningful future”.

Program donations fund:

The SISTER2sister Program provides structured mentoring and psycho-educational workshops and activities to vulnerable or disadvantaged teenage girls aged from 12 to 18 years old. Little Sisters are matched with professional female mentors (Big Sisters) who are positive stable role models and have undergone intensive screening and training. The Program operates within an integrated, holistic, trauma-informed mentoring and education framework, inclusive of ongoing support to the Little Sisters beyond the structured program itself for long-term sustainable change. The Program is designed to build resilience and empower positive change within a safe, nurturing and socially inclusive environment.

The SISTER2sister Program provides structured mentoring and psycho-educational workshops and activities to vulnerable or disadvantaged teenage girls aged from 12 to 18 years old. Little Sisters are matched with professional female mentors (Big Sisters) who are positive stable role models and have undergone intensive screening and training. The Program operates within an integrated, holistic, trauma-informed mentoring and education framework, inclusive of ongoing support to the Little Sisters beyond the structured program itself for long-term sustainable change. The Program is designed to build resilience and empower positive change within a safe, nurturing and socially inclusive environment. The SISTER2sister is an early intervention program that opens the door to trauma recovery.

We provide the following:

  • One on one mentoring, risk management and education program to empower teenage girls to make positive choices for a better future
  • Safe, nurturing and socially inclusive environment 
  • A Big Sister mentor who is a positive stable role model who has undergone intensive screening and training
  • 2 day residential Camp (combining educational seminars, life skills, team building workshops and bonding with Big Sister)

Monthly group life skills workshops and activities focusing on core underlying issues (self-esteem, resilience, health, healthy relationships, anxiety, body image)• Mentors and Little Sisters are supported by highly professional and experienced Team Leaders, counsellors and trauma specialists
At the end of the program, they will be able to demonstrate positive risk management skills to assist them to deal with their past trauma, circumstances and mental health issues. They may also attract and maintain positive friendships and relationships and have a sense of belonging and social inclusion.

$10,000 will support the Sister2sister Program recruitment of Big and Little Sisters, and provide funds to complete the important mentor screening, training and mentor support program for Big Sister mentors for 2023. 

Charity Links

Thank you to our Donors

$1,000

Be Kind Sydney Matched

$334

Anonymous Donation

$250

Alanah Jeffries

$211

Anonymous

$132

Jacqueline Murray

$53

Bronwyn Allan

$20

Anonymous