“This organization allows for the exchange of life lessons and the story of growth to be shared between girls in order to empower girls to embrace being a girl and be a confident leader without fear...Girl Talk does not focus on who is the best, but who can grow into the best version of themselves.”
-Girl Talk Leader
Girl Talk Chapters Are Authentic And Inclusive
Girl Talk Chapters are usually structured where High School Girls mentor middle school girls under the supervision of adult advisors, using the Girl Talk Curriculum and resources. Girl Talk empowers girls to use our resources to tailor the program to their communities. Chapter Leaders can choose from over 100 lessons and resources from our robust curriculum to best fit the needs of their mentees. After a Chapter becomes active, all Leaders and Advisers have themselves and for the mentees who attend. There is no cost to start or join a Girl Talk Chapter!
HOW TO START A CHAPTER
Through leading her Chapter, each Leader has the opportunity to discover and use her distinctive voice and empower other girls to do the same.
To start your Chapter, you’ll need to find three things:
A CHAPTER LEADER
The Chapter Leader is a high school girl (rising 9th – 12th grader) who wants to mentor girls, share her experiences, and run the Girl Talk Chapter.
AN ADULT ADVISER
The adult Adviser provides a little extra support to your Girl Talk Chapter. Your Adviser could be a teacher, counselor, parent, social worker, or another trustworthy adult. Your Adviser will also need to be able to attend all of your Chapter and Leader meetings.
A MEETING LOCATION
Find a location and obtain permission for your Chapter to meet there each week. This could be a school, library, community center, even the local pizza place, just as long as it is easy to get to and provides a safe environment.
Once you have those three details in place, it’s time to apply for your Girl Talk Chapter. There are two main parts of your application: a Leader Contract and the online application.
Once you submit your completed application, our team will review it. In a few weeks, you’ll get an email confirming the creation of your Girl Talk Chapter, and you’ll get access to resources to make sure you are successful.
*Our curriculum and resources are available through an online portal, Girl Talk Connection, which means you have access to all you need for your Chapter meetings at any time from anywhere.
Ready to get started?
If you need help introducing your school or another adult to Girl Talk, or to get approval to use a specific location for your Girl Talk meetings, we have resources to help.
Wondering if there’s already a Girl Talk Chapter in your area? Search for Chapters near you, and we’ll pass your information along as applicable.
If you have any questions about starting a Chapter, or if you run into any problems, please fill out our online contact form. A member of our Girl Talk team will reach out to you shortly.
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We believe all girls should have access to a life-long leader network at no cost. Help us ensure that there is no barrier to a girl’s leader potential.