Sisters of Nia Inc.

Sisters of Nia, Incorporated is an organization dedicated to serving adolescent girls in grades 6, 7, and 8 living in urban communities. Through the teaching of Afrocentric values, our program aims to reinforce and bring out the natural strengths of girls, while encouraging them to live their live with a purpose.



Who are we?!


Sisters of Nia Inc., is a non profit organization that seeks to empower socially and economically disadvantaged adolescent girls by providing cultural and educational programs designed to instill strong social skills, leadership development, and academic excellence in our young ladies.


What we provide.


Adolescent girls are at the stage where developmental changes coincide with other transitions, more specifically the transitions from elementary to middle school and middle school to high school (Belgrave, et al., 2008). Not only are their bodies changing, but their lives, goals, behaviors, and personalities are in transition as well. Sisters of Nia sets out to help girls strive during these difficult changes by providing curriculum in which girls are supported, nurtured, and empowered. Each lesson is based on Afrocentric principles and are grade level specific. We also provide:

  • Volunteer Opportunities

  • Various Programs (Annual Retreat, HBCU/Black History Tour, Camp Nia...)

  • Scholarships

  • Mentorship

  • Self Discovery & Development


Meet our founder.




Meet Synthia Smith, Founder and Executive Director of Sisters of Nia.


Synthia founded Sisters of Nia in 2009. When asked why she started the program, Synthia's response was "I had many challenges as an adolescent that led to low self-esteem, low self confidence and a rebellious nature. Unfortunately, I didn't have a program like Sisters of Nia, to help guide me during those times. It is my intent and hope that Sisters of Nia can provide the support needed to be a catalyst for change in the lives of the girls we serve. It's my goal to inspire, empower and encourage all of our girls to live their life with a purpose. I found my purpose in Sisters of Nia.



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