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Girl Talk, Inc

Cause Area

  • Children & Youth
  • Education & Literacy

Location

318 N Gay StKnoxville, TN 37917 United States

Organization Information

Mission Statement

School-Based Program
Girl Talk collaborates with Great Schools Partnership Community Schools Initiative, Knox County Schools, and Community Organizations to provide group mentoring services to 4th & 5th grade girls after school. Through curriculum-based learning objectives and group mentoring, we assist in building girls' confidence and self-esteem, preventing teen pregnancy, and increasing the likelihood of educational advancement.

Each semester, inside of several Knox County Elementary Schools, Girl Talk helps girls learn how to better understand and address the issues they face and ensure academic achievement & success. Through 10 weekly after school sessions, each semester, facilitated by Girl Talk volunteers, girls gain confidence, tools for academic achievement and success, and college & career learning. The girls also have the opportunity to tour colleges, universities and other training programs.

Girl Talk 1:1 Mentoring
Girls in 6th - 12th grade from all over the city of Knoxville can apply to receive one to one mentoring. Each girl is matched with a caring adult woman who will give her the support that she needs to get through life's challenges and transitions.

Our 1:1 Mentors are there to give our girls hope, encouragement, love, support, and confidence. Our mentors meet with their girls once a month to go on mentoring outings that cultivates the relationship and provide girls with a safe space to just be in such a chaotic and demanding world.

Description

SCHOOL-BASED MENTOR
A School-Based Mentor implements the structured curriculum for our School-Based girls who seek love, acceptance, guidance, and validation.

Be at least 19 years old
-Have a heart for girls and a vested interest in raising their self-esteem
-Be available weekly for one hour between 3-5 pm
-Co-lead a mentoring group
-Attend weekend mentor retreat
-Possess clean criminal history
-Minimum of 1-year commitment


1:1 MENTOR
A 1:1 Mentor builds a relationship with one girl & implements the standards of Girl Talk through curriculum and monthly mentoring outing.

Be at least 21 years old
-Have a heart for girls and a vested interest in raising their self-esteem
-Meet face to face with girl once a month
-Chaperone signature events (sleepovers, college & career tours, retreat, etc.)
-Attend weekend mentor retreat
-Possess clean criminal history
-Minimum of 1-year commitment

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