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STSI’s Reach for the Stars Scholarship Virtual High Tea Honors Heroes & Champions

Sister to Sister International, Inc. (STSI) will be hosting their second annual Virtual High Tea Reach for the Stars Scholarship fundraiser for students pursuing higher education in our community via zoom on Saturday, May 22, 2021, from 12:00 to 2:00 pm. Tickets are $35 and can be purchased on eventbrite by visiting our website at

STSI’s Gen YZ Ambassadors, parents, and community stakeholders will join STSI for a fun afternoon as we salute Heroes and Champion honorees, sip tea, show off our best hats, play games, win prizes and raise scholarship funds.

Sister to Sister International, Inc. (STSI) STEAM alumnus and past scholarship recipient Khadyja Sarr, will serve as the afternoons Mistress of Ceremonies. She is a graduate of Howard University, where she received a Bachelor of Science in Health Care Management and a Masters in Public Health from Boston University. Ms. Sarr is currently an Administrative Fellow in Hospital Administration at Montefiore Medical Center.

Our distinguished honorees include community heroes who have been there for us during the pandemic including Millissa Bess, RN, BSN, MS, OCN of Visiting Nurse Services and Patricia White, MPA Consultant and Community Liaison, retired Westchester County Department of Community Mental Health.

Our champions include Hon. Christopher Johnson, Westchester County Legislator for the 16th Legislative District in Yonkers Mecca (Santana) Mitchell, Esq., Senior Vice President for Inclusion & Diversity at Burlington Stores, Inc.; Camille Joseph – Goldman, Group Vice President Government Affairs Northeast Region, Charter Communications; and Jack and Jill of America, Inc., Westchester Chapter Phillipa Wilson and Rockland and Orange Counties Chapter, Mary Lynn Nicolas-Brewster, Esq. Sister to Sister Gen YZ ambassadors will present the awards to our honorees.

Remarks will also be made from our CEO and Founder Cheryl Brannan, MS. “Every year, we acknowledge our students for their academic achievements but we thought it was necessary to also recognize our community leaders who are role models and supporters” said Dr. Campbell, event co-chairperson. “We see our youth as our future but our community leaders help the youth to envision that future,” said Brenda Bracey event co-chairperson. STSI’s Board Co-chairs are Germaine Scott and Zelda Strong-Diaz, MPA.

ABOUT: Sister to Sister International, Inc. (STSI) is a nonprofit organization that links women, girls, and families of African descent globally to resources that connect, strengthen, and advance them. Sister to Sister International (STSI) has hosted High Teas over the past 10 years and hosted one virtually during 2020. STSI has raised thousands of scholarship dollars through our fundraising efforts and in collaboration with partners like the Westchester County Medical Center. For over 25 years, STSI has worked to reduce disparities among the African-American community within the areas of health and wellness, education, juvenile justice, and entrepreneurship. STSI’s website is or email


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