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Vashon Sisterhood

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Our mission at Vashon Sisterhood is to honor the feminine, empower youth, build connection, and create space for listening, sharing, mentorship and support.

As of July 2022, Sisterhood is a proud program of The DOVE Project!

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Connect

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Empower

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Lead

Circles in Schools Program 2023-2024 

Circles are a place for youth to connect, be supported, have fun, and grow and develop their authentic identity.  In short, circles are a place of belonging.

In Circle, we cultivate the capacity for authentic expression through the practice of listening and sharing from the heart.   Participants leave feeling inspired, seen, empowered and more self-confident.  Our amazing circle facilitators bring their unique personalities and gifts to the circle and provide mentorship as a trusted adult.  The Circles in Schools program supports youth as they navigate the often challenging and tumultuous waters of adolescence!

Join us for a year of fun and connection!  Register here!

Schedule of Circles in School

3-5th: Wednesdays after school 3:45-5:00pm, snacks provided with crafts, games & circle.

6th: during Tuesday lunchtimes + 15 minutes

7/8th: during Tuesday homeroom + 15 minutes

9-12th: Wednesdays during homeroom 

What We Do

Vashon Sisterhood was formed when a group of 35 women on Vashon got together to talk about how to support the girls on our island. Our goal is for our island to be a place where girls feel supported, empowered, and honored as they make their way out in the world. Our organization offers programs that include Sister Circles, Mentorship, and Empowerment-Activism.

Sister Circles Are...

“A peaceful place where we listen and share from our hearts.”

— Circle Participant

“One of the only places where people really listen to me and care about what I share. They are also a place where everything from the outside goes away and it’s just a calm, relaxing environment. For many of us, it’s the only place where we’re relaxed. You are listened to, cared about, don’t have to shame, or feel pressured.”

— Circle Participant

“Are a way we all come together. We laugh, cry, get things off our chests, and most importantly hold each other through good and bad.”

— Circle Participant

“Encouraging, listening, loving, thoughtful.”

— Circle Participant

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Vashon Island

While Vashon island is an amazing place to live for many, our island data consistently identifies that our youth experience an alarming number of risk factors, along with higher than average mental health and substance use trends. Living on an island in a rural setting results in many of our youth feeling isolated and alone, with limited resources and supports for families. Sisterhood seeks to intentionally identify and include girls who represent ALL socioeconomic, racial, and ethnic backgrounds, with additional focus on inclusion of girls that may be underrepresented and/or experiencing higher levels of social isolation on Vashon Island.

We provide opportunities for:

  • Healthy engagement and connection within and between school, peers, and community

  • Active engagement and connection with positive mentors who provide encouragement and support for the development of skills and interests

  • Developing higher self-esteem and self-confidence

  • Discussion, exploration, and development of essential emotional self-regulation, problem-solving, and coping skills

  • Increasing awareness and skills to manage those issues in society today, specific to girls/females, that impact healthy social and emotional development

  • Developing skills in self-advocacy and self-empowerment

Summer Programs 2023!

Our 2022 programs were a true success and we look forward to offering them in 2023! 

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Roots & Branches

Registration full!

Please email laura@vashondoveproject.org to be placed on the wait list, thank you!

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Rise Up!

Sisterhood Team

Donate Now

Vashon Sisterhood is a program of the DOVE Project which is a 501(c)3 organization.

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One-Time Gift

Thank you for helping Vashon Sisterhood build connection, mentorship and empowerment programs for girls.

Set a regular, monthly donation

Thank you for your ongoing support and helping Vashon Sisterhood grow new programs to empower girls.

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Thank you to our donors!

You are heroes!

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