About Girl Talk Foundation

Teenage girls in our community are in crisis. Not only are they going through physical and emotional changes but today’s culture allows others to comment, post, tweet, chat and video them during this most vulnerable time. Our young girls are struggling silently with a lack of confidence and low self-esteem.

75% of girls with low self-esteem reported engaging in negative activities like bullying, cutting, smoking, drinking or eating disorders. How do we expect young women to be leaders and productive members of society when facing these odds?

The first and most crucial step toward change is open and honest communication. Girl Talk focuses on just that – teaching girls ages 11-16 how to be confident, smart, proud and powerful through facilitated dialogue with their peers.

We are celebrating 16 years of empowering girls! It is our goal to ensure that teen girls thrive and develop the social and emotional skills to navigate in the classroom and the working world.

It is our mission to transform the lives of girls (11-16) through character building programs that develop self-awareness, self-competence and social competence.

Join us today and get the conversation started.

Our History

  • 2002

    Began free “Girl Talk” rap sessions for middle/high school girls to have a safe space to discuss adolescent issues (i.e. bullying, body image, relationships) free of judgment and to learn positive responses to those issues.

    Started Prom Project℠ (prom dress drive) to provide prom attire for underprivileged teen girls.

  • 2003

    Incorporated Girl Talk Foundation, Inc. as a 501(c)3 agency.

  • 2004

    Held Girl Talk ‘rap sessions’ at Afro-American Cultural Center quarterly.

  • 2005

    Held Girl Talk ‘rap sessions’ at Afro-American Cultural Center.

  • 2006

    Created an 11-week Girl Talk curriculum – 40 girls participated and graduated from the program.

  • 2007

    Kicked off first College Tour for 40 girls; and received Pride Magazine Youth Empowerment Award.

    Recieved $5,000 grant.

  • 2008

    Began a one-week ‘Lovin’ My Body’ fitness camp for middle & high school girls, serving 160 girls.

  • 2009

    Held first College Tour @ Johnson C Smith University with special guest, actor Hill Harper.

  • 2010

    Hosted first Girl Talk Luncheon fundraiser @ Omni Hotel w/Girl Talk graduate as keynote speaker.

    Hosted first Golf Tournament with E Trade as Diamond Sponsor.

  • 2011

    Hosted Girl Talk Afterschool at Hidden Valley Elementary School.

  • 2012

    Held first signature fundraiser “Pass the Purse Empowerment Tea” with Wells Fargo as Diamond Sponsor.

    Celebrated 10 year anniversary of Prom Project℠.

  • 2013

    Extended Girl Talk curriculum to 16 weeks.

    Celebrated 10 years Girl Talk Foundation -- serving more than 4,000 teen girls with programs..

  • 2015

    Girl Talk founder participates in Seed20 emerging non-profit competition.

  • 2016

    Launched Girl Talk curriculum as a pilot in Charlotte Mecklenburg School (Reid Park Academy).

  • 2017

    Hired Development Consultant with a focus on building organizational capacity.