Girl Talk conversations will focus on topics such as…
Family, friendships and opposite and same sex relationships
The Girl Talk Inc. mentoring program is an 8 week program designed to meet the growing needs of our female youth. Through a staff of volunteers and advisors, we will hold weekly meetings designed to address various topics and offer strategies and tools that can assist the girls in dealing with day to day issues. At the end of the program, the girls will participate in a graduation ceremony to celebrate their achievements with parents, caregivers, family, and friends.
As stated above in the program outline, some of the issues affecting teen girls have a negative effect on them and deter them from reaching their full potential. Issues like teen pregnancy, although in decline 9% from 2013 and birth rates fell 11% for women aged 15-17 years and 7% for women 18-19 years (source).
Self-esteem/Image is also a huge issue for teen girls. Among high school students, 44% of girls are attempting to lose weight and over 70% of girls age 15 to 17 avoid normal daily activities, such as attending school when they feel bad about their looks. Lastly 75% of girls with low self-esteem reported engaging in negative activities like cutting, bullying, smoking, drinking, or disorder eating. This compares to 25% of girls with high self-esteem (source).
This is why we need your help!
Girl Talk 2019 Program & Event Schedule
January 12 – March 2, 2019: Girl Talk Inc. Program 1
Spring Fundraiser: Car Wash
May 4 – July 6, 2019: Girl Talk Inc. Program 2
Excluding May 12 (Mother’s Day Brunch) & June 1 (Memorial Day)
May 12, 2019: Girl Talk Inc. Mother-Daughter Mother’s Day Brunch
Summer Fundraiser: Car Wash
August 3, 2019: Girl Talk Inc. Domestic Violence, Self-Defense and Sex Trafficking Workshop
September 7 – October 26, 2019: Girl Talk Inc. Program 3
Fall, November: Girl Talk Inc. Weekend Retreat
Early December: Girl Talk Inc. Holiday/Fundraiser Party
Girl Talk Program Outline
Getting to Know You – Sonya Cooke & Kelsey Taylor
Loving the Skin You’re In – Sonya Cooke & Kelsey Taylor with special speaker, Tiffanie King
Can’t We All Just Get Along – Rhuperdia Clay
Now You See Me – Yolanda Smith
Owning Your Body – Sonya Cooke
Money Matters – Monica Stephenson
Preparing for Takeoff – Latasha Guy
2019 Special Speaker – Tiffanie King
Ms. King is the proud mother of two children, one son and one daughter. Her children are her inspiration and motivation. She enjoys reading, teaching, dancing, and skating, mediation and working out. She also enjoys spending time within her community, traveling and most important spending time with her family and friends.
Ms. King’s deepest desire is to be a founder of a Community Resource Center that offers a (w) holistic method of learning and healing. A life- long resident of Indianapolis IN., she has witnessed first-hand the extreme need for the (w) holistic healing of many youth of Indianapolis’ urban communities. Her idea center will offer services to the entire family in areas such as academic instruction, mental and behavioral services, emotional and physical therapy, as well as clinical services, where services can be offered to clients on sliding scale. A center where families of all social economical communities may have access to quality services at an affordable cost.
Ms. King, similar to some of the youth of today grew up feeling abandoned, lonely frustrated and anxious. Raised by her grandmother and extended family members, she recalls, only feeling loved by her grandmother and misunderstood by all others. At the young age of 5 her grandmother died, leaving Tiffianie feeling lost and confused. By the tender age of 20, she had dropped out of high school and had three children (two surviving) to care for with minimal support. Faced with raising and providing for her children with minimal supported, she understood that she would need to make different decisions in life if she desired a different opportunity for her children. She figured that the best start would be by continuing her education.
Ms. King earned her GED, from IndyPendence Career Center, A division of Job Corps, at the top her class. She later went on to earn her BS in Psychology, from Martin University Indianapolis, Indiana, Magna cum Laude. She is currently taking her last course before conceding her Master’s degree in Educational Psychology, she plans to further her education by obtaining a PhD in Developmental Psychology.
Ms. King has over 15 years of experience working with youth. She currently working with Head Start of Indianapolis, Indiana, in Family Partnerships. She has worked with youth organizations, such as; AIM Aftercare for Indiana through Mentoring, Indianapolis Indiana, (Youth Counselor), Mount Carmel Community Center in partnership with Ivy Tech Community College Indianapolis, Indiana, (Volunteer Liaison), Ivy Technical Community College (College Readiness Instructor) at high school level, working with youth in some of Indianapolis’ toughest schools, Northwest High School, Emmerick Manual High School. Arsenal Technical High School, and Danville High school, Danville Indiana.
As a method for coping with her high levels of anxiety and stress, one of the administrators of IndyPendence suggested walking and/or running daily for at least 5 minutes. Ms. King took the advice of the administrator, and realized that more she stayed active the better she felt. Sometime later she met a local Pastor that taught her the importance of daily meditation, using the same concept (at least 5 minutes daily).
Ms., King combined what she learned from IndyPendance Career Center (active movement) and the mediation skills from her Pastor Henzy Green and decided that if those activities helped her with her emotions, self-reflection and decision making skills why sure it could assist youth, thus the founding of 3BFIT a (w)holistic method to obtaining “your” best Body, Beauty & Brain!