To bestow support and opportunities to at-risk youth in educationally and/or economically disadvantaged environments. Also, to provide structure that creates a confident, resilient and educated youth.
The Sisters of Sophistication , Inc.
was founded in April 2002; exclusively for the purposes of providing charity, education and mentoring opportunities for at-risk youth. Founders include Andrell Ward, Michelle Lemelle and Margaret Combs.
The Grand Event of each summer is the annual Back to School Rally where we distribute backpacks and school supplies. Several businesses join in on the procurement of school supplies, food, and uniforms as door prizes. Law enforcement and community agencies are represented to give neighborhood residents easy access to a variety of community resources.
The Back to School rally has been an annual event of SOS's since 2002. The purpose is to get kids excited about the upcoming school year while providing them with essential school supplies. The atmosphere is that of a big giant neighborhood party with games, inflatables, food and drink. It is never too early to start collecting school supplies to support this effort.