Girl Talk, Inc., based in Atlanta, Georgia, is a 501(c)3 national nonprofit organization founded in 2002 with Chapters in 41 states reaching over 30,000 girls. Girl Talk establishes positive weekly peer-to-peer mentoring programs for middle school girls, which are led by high school girls.
The program is a nationally recognized mentoring program that offers fun, positive weekly meetings, community service projects and friendship building activities for middle school girls. Girl Talk Chapters are led by high school girls (“Leaders”) who serve as mentors while developing leadership skills that they will carry with them throughout life. Girl Talk Chapters help teenage girls build self-esteem, develop leadership skills and recognize the value of community service. Girl Talk helps middle school girls build self-esteem, learn the importance of community service and most importantly, benefit from a valuable relationship with a high school mentor. In turn, the high school leaders gain a sense of accomplishment knowing they’ve helped make a difference in the lives of many young girls.
Fast Facts About Girl Talk at The Weber School
- 2016-2017 is Girl Talk’s eighth year at Weber.
- We share two Girl Talk chapters with our partner middle schools: The Davis Academy and The Epstein School.
- Each chapter has approximately ten Weber Girl Talk Leaders, most of whom are alumni of that middle school.
- 85% of Weber Girl Talk Leaders were once Girl Talk Girls as seventh graders.
- Friendship & Sisterhood
- Bar/Bat Mitzvah Etiquette
- Healthy Relationships with Self and Other
- Bullying and Relational Aggression
- Body Image