WE NEED YOUR SUGGESTIONS: Help  us  determine the Actions the girls should take at Sista-2-Sista Youth Summit on March 29th!  

This is the first time in our 6 years of producing the Summit that we asked the girls to tell US what THEY want to discuss. Well the girls have spoken and they have identified some of the most pressing issues they feel that girls of Pan-African descent are facing:

  • Self-Esteem
  • Appearance/Beauty
  • Peer Pressure
  • Self-Love
  • Bullying
  • Stereotypes
  • Racism

We are creating a list of actions they will take during the course of the Summit and we want to know if YOU have any thoughts on what actions they could take during the course of the day? If you have any suggestions for actions, please email them to gyenyameep@gmail.com. 


SPOTLIGHT: $1,000 Book Scholarship for High School Seniors

The $1,000 Andrea D. Brown Book Scholarship is awarded to a high school senior planning on attending a 4-year accredited college/university with a minimum of 2.5 GPA. Applicants must submit a 1-page essay on how exposure to and/or participation in GNEP has had an impact on their lives.

Deadline to apply: Wednesday, March 26, 2014. 

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HELP: Support us with raising funds for the 7th Annual Sista-2-Sista Youth Summit

We recently completed our IndieGoGo Campaign where we raised $3216 (40.6%) of our goal, and we still need to raise additional funds to ensure that this Summit happens for the 7th year in a row! Can you help us? Please consider making a donation and sharing the information about our fundraising efforts with your networks. This Summit is only possible because of generous donations from our family, friends and supporters like you, and we truly cannot do it without you!

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REGISTER: Register for the 7th Annual Sista-2-Sista Youth Summit!

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Women and girls are welcome!

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We ARE The Ones!

Get a #WeAreTheOnes t-shirt, and support the 7th Annual Sista-2-Sista Youth Summit which will be held March 28-29, 2014 at St. Francis College in Brooklyn, NY.

The Sista-2-Sista Youth Summit has been empowering girls in the tri-state area since 2008.

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Artist + Vocalist Honey LaRochelle featured.


Please   read  our  Annual  Snapshot  Report  to  find  out  what  we were  able  to  accomplish  in  2013  thanks  to  committed  supporters  like  YOU. Thank You!

Download the Snapshot here: GNEP 2013 Snapshot 

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The Natasha Whyte Memorial Scholarship is designed to celebrate and acknowledge the intelligence and determination of student parents, particularly single mothers.

2013  Recipient:   Shakayla   Lawrence

Shakayla Lawrence Natasha Whyte Recipient

Shakayla Lawrence obtained her Associates Degree at Kingsborough Community College and is a proud mother of her now 16-month-old son. Graduating with honors, Shakayla gained recognition as a Kaplan Educational Foundation Scholar, a leader, a community liaison and a member of Phi Theta Kappa. Shakayla currently attends Smith College and is pursuing a double Bachelor’s Degree in Government and Sociology. After graduating from Smith, Shakayla plans on attending a joint JD and PhD program. Ultimately, she aspires to be a lawyer and establish her own non-profit organization to advance the educational attainment and success of minorities and young mothers.

“My dreams for my son are to provide an environment that will further enhance his education, opportunities, and love for learning.”

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For the past 6 years, GNEP has hosted a full day empowerment summit for high school girls in the NYC area. We’ve had notable and distinguished leaders like Susan L. Taylor, Chrisette Michelle, Marsha Ambrosius, Michaela angela Davis, Beverly Bond, Toni Blackman, Lauren Lake and Sonia Alleyne support our cause. We are eternally grateful. From a dream to a reality, find out more about the Summit!


  • The Sista-2-Sista Youth Summit (“S2S”) is a one-day empowerment summit connecting 125 high school girls of Pan African descent from underserved areas across NYC with women making a difference in the areas of technology, media, law, health and wellness, medicine, entertainment, education, personal growth and development and other fields. The girls are engaged in workshops, live entertainment, and reflective activities. Read More
  • The Brotha-2-Brotha Youth Summit empowers 125 high school boys and 20 middle school boys of Pan-African descent to reach their full potential by engaging them in workshops, live entertainment, and reflective activities. Utilizing a 3 step-process of self-awareness, self-appreciation, and self-actualization the workshops and activities equip participants with fundamental tools to make well-informed decisions today and in the future. Read More
  • GNEP has partnered with ROOTS, a student organization at the New York Institute of Technology to provide monthly conversations on topics that impact people of African, Caribbean and Latino descent. The intention of these conversations is to affirm the richness of our culture and to disrupt conversations that impact our ability to fully realize our potential and purpose on this planet at this time in history. The Conversations are hosted the third Thursday of every month. [button color="#COLOR_CODE" background="#COLOR_CODE" size="medium"