Girl Talk conversations will focus on topics such as…
Loving the Skin You're In (Self-Worth, Confidence)
Personal Branding (Image)
Preparing for Adulthood/Careers
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!
Our Next Empowerment Program
May 1 – June 19
*To protect our students during this pandemic all girls will be required to wear masks and classes will be capped at 15.
Girl Talk 2021 Program & Event Schedule
January 9 – February 27: Girl Talk Inc. 8-week Empowerment Program (1-3pm)
March 6 – April 24: Empowerment Workshops & Community Service
May 1 – June 19: Girl Talk Inc. 8-week Empowerment Program (1-3pm)
June 26 – August 14: Empowerment Workshops & Community Service
August 21 – October 9: Girl Talk Inc. 8-week Empowerment Program (1-3pm)
October 16 – October 30: Empowerment Workshops & Community Service
The Girl Talk consent form is needed because we will be taking pictures and filming videos that will be uploaded both to Girl Talk and social media websites. We do this in the hopes that other young ladies will want to share their stories and help give others a voice as well as offer tips on ways to overcome their challenges.