“If we can get a girl to see the value in herself, then she will begin to see the value in her future”.
Girl Talk Community-Based Program
Girl Talk, Inc. is a youth development program that exists to develop girls into strong, confident, self-sufficient women. Key components of our program includes leadership development, self-esteem & confidence building, mentoring, college & career readiness, community service, and abstinence education.
Our group mentoring approach provides our girls with caring adults who will be their support, their guide, their confidant, and a positive role model through life’s biggest challenges. Girl Talk, Inc. recruits mentors who are matched with a group of girls to build relationships with that group, implementing the standards of Girl Talk through curriculum and mentoring outings twice monthly. One outing is planned by Girl Talk staff and the other outing is planned by the mentors.
- The Girl Talk Sleepovers
The Place Where Transformation Happens
The Girl Talk sleepovers are a place where our girls receive group mentoring and get to express real emotions, feelings, issues, fears and insecurities. Girl Talk Inc. began with a small group of girls who came together to have sleepovers and spend time together. This small group became what is now Girl Talk Inc. Our sleepovers are “the place where transformation happens”. Our sleepovers are structured around a curriculum that digs deep and gets into the hearts of our youth. It consists of discussions like “why am I so valuable?”, “The Beauty that Lies Within”, or “Why does my future matter so much?”
- Our Annual Retreat
Girl Talk hosts a retreat each year to empower our girls to just be who they are! We want girls everywhere to know that they can be comfortable in their own skin and love themselves just the way God made them.
College & Career Readiness
- Girl Talk Career Tours
Girl Talk partners with professional women in our community known as our “She-Pros” to provide them an opportunity to inspire and empower our girls by sharing personal and professional career challenges and successes, as well as to impart important career development strategies for success.
- Girl Talk College Tours
Girl Talk plans annual college tours for girls to raise the awareness and importance of education and college. It allows us to challenge our girls to begin thinking about their future and how important education is to their future. Our college tours also allow our girls to see themselves as college students with the hopes of it eventually becoming a reality to them. “If we can get a girl to see the value in herself, then she will begin to see the value in her future”.
Each semester, inside of several Knox County Schools, Girl Talk helps girls learn how to better understand and address the issues they face. Through 10 weekly after school sessions, facilitated by Girl Talk mentors, girls develop confidence leadership skills, and career development strategies that they can use throughout their lifetime. Girl Talk provides curriculum based group mentoring to increase self-worth, self-esteem, and to help provide girls the tools they need to be successful in school, at home, and in society.