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Sister to Sister Program



Become a Mentor or Mentee with the Sister to Sister Program

  • Palm Beach State’s Sister to Sister Project advances behavioral health and wellness of 50 Black, Brown and Hispanic women who are First-Time in College students.


    Participants are paired with mentors who are Palm Beach State College alumni, faculty and staff.


    These young women will participate in a variety of activities: such as one on one sessions with their mentors, reviewing and discussing videos on psych/social topics, participating in life skill sessions on financial literacy and nutrition sessions, attending conferences and workshops to hear motivational speakers and engage in topics that assist them with understanding themselves and their communities and the mentees will be taken to the mentor place of work during the week of April 19, 2021, which is take your son or daughter to work.


    The FTIC women will participate in and Induction Ceremony and Tea which will introduce them to their mentor and bind them as “Sisters”. The closing ceremony of the program will be a Cultural Expo where the mentee with the help of her mentor will display her culture through, art, dance, food, written word, etc.


    The collaborators of this project are Ms. Sherry Fletcher, MPH, MS, RDN Student Development Advisor II, Dr. Roxanna Anderson, Professor II is a faculty member in the Psychology department and Dr. Karline S. Prophete, Interim Director of the Cross-Cultural Equity Institute.


    Ms. Fletcher who has been an educator since 1986 and who has coordinated several grant programs is developing the activities for the Sister to Sister program. Dr. Roxanna Anderson has been a member of Palm Beach State faculty for 12years. Dr Anderson will be collaborating on the videos for the program and assisting with recruitment as president of the National Council on Black American Affairs, Palm Beach State College Chapter. 


    The Sister to Sister program will be housed in the Barbara Carey-Shuler Cross-Cultural Equity Institute which focuses on addressing issues around diversity, equity and inclusion which has become a prolific part of the national dialogue in higher education. Dr. Karline Prophete is the Interim Director of the Institute. Finally, Sister to Sister will join the Aspiring Male Panthers (male component) which is also housed at the institute.


  • • Mentor

    • Program t-shirt

    • Conferences admissions

    • Gift Card for program participation

  • To qualify, participants must be:

    A First Time In College (FTIC) student

    A woman of color.

    Participate in program activities

    Work with your mentors on specific projects

    Attend virtual conferences

    Become a Sister to Sister Mentee

  • Mentors responsibility:

    Assist a FTIC student, woman of color

    Participation in activities with your mentee

    Invite your mentee to a day at your work

    Help the student prepare their cultural expo presentation

    be Palm Beach State College faculty, staff, or alumni

    Become a Sister to Sister Mentor

    Sister to Sister Mentor Session Form

  • Sherry Fletcher

    Student Development Advisor II


    Dr. Karline S. Prophete

    Interim Director, Cross-Cultural Equity Institute


    Molly D. Rhodes

    Grant Compliance Manager

  • "We are driven by a promise to do better for our children, families and neighbors.
    By working collectively with residents, providers and systems, we are taking action to change the status quo and positively impact Palm Beach County’s behavioral health outcomes"

    “What is unique about BeWellPBC is that we bring together funders, providers and residents at a table where we focus on a common goal, which is all about improving behavioral health here in Palm Beach County. I believe it’s an opportunity to reach deeper into neighborhoods.”

         — Rev. Kevin Jones, BeWellPBC's Stewardship Council Member



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