Girl Talk is GROWING!
With a decade under our belt executing our core program, “Tailoring Teen For Success” (TTFS) Curriculum, we are primed to expand the program to school systems around the globe. Stay tuned for the launch date.
In the meantime, here are a few details of the “Tailoring Teens for Success” curriculum.
Overview of Program
“Tailoring Teens for Success” is an 18-week character building and leadership development curriculum for girls (ages 11-16 years old). It designed to empower every girl to find her voice and to become the success she is destined to be—confident, smart, proud and powerful. TTFS serves as Girl Talk’s core program.
Purpose of Program
“Tailoring Teens for Success” provides a safe space for participants to address adolescent issues such as self-esteem, friendships, emotions, body image, tolerance/diversity, social media, and financial literacy to name a few. The overarching goal of the curriculum is to help and/or further develop participant’s skills in the areas of self-awareness, social-awareness and self-management.
“Tailoring Teens for Success” is evidence-based using the methodology of Bloom’s Taxonomy. Action verbs from Bloom’s Taxonomy are weaved throughout the curriculum to help in the development of higher order thinking skills, promote critical thinking as well as the practice of healthy effective social-emotional interactions/responses.
A parent component is also included in the program. Parents of curriculum participants are required to attend quarterly Parent Workshops that assists them in forming academic and social partnerships with their children.
Goals of Program:
“Tailoring Teens for Success” is an 18-session curriculum designed to:
- Improve behavior (reduce interpersonal conflict, suspensions)
- Improve attendance (reduce absences)
- Increase academic success and future orientation ( improve grades)
Interested in learning more about how to obtain “Tailoring Teens for Success” curriculum? Complete our short form.
Learn more about the opportunities available to “Tailoring Teens for Success” graduates!
Sponsor A Girl
Individuals or companies are welcomed to continue sponsoring a girl to participate in the curriculum program. Please complete information below and click button. We thank you in advance for your generosity!
Your $500 contribution supports one girl’s participation in the “Tailoring Teens for Success” (TTFS) curriculum that includes program materials, snacks, graduation keepsakes and field trips, including a college tour.
For school sponsorship, please contact Janine Davis.
For your contribution, you will receive:
- Limited edition hard-cover photo album highlighting participants engagement in program
- Name/company recognition at TTFS graduation event
Frequently Asked Questions
It’s an 18-week character and leadership development curriculum that provides girls with a safe space to use their voice and address adolescent challenges such as bullying, body image, healthy relationships, etc. TTFS develops girls’ emotional intelligence, helping them to thrive in the classroom and beyond.
“Tailoring Teens for Success” is open to motivated girls ages 11-16. Enrollment is limited to 15 girls for each session.
The sessions are held for 18 consecutive weeks, once a week at one hour. A graduation ceremony is scheduled at the end of the 18 weeks.
Sessions are held at participating schools, neighborhood recreation centers, churches or other youth programs.
Each week, trained facilitators lead sessions that focus on a different topic. Topics range from self-esteem, to relationships, to etiquette, to career, to finance.
Each girl receives a work notebook and is served a light snack. Girls may exercise briefly before starting sessions, so comfortable attire is required.
Girls need to bring their notebook and any assignment given to them from the previous week. Girls will need to wear comfortable clothing.
A graduation ceremony is held for girls who complete the curriculum and every girl receives a certificate and other keepsakes including Girl Talk tshirt, journal and charm bracelet.
Each girl is required to attend and participate in a minimum of 15 sessions; EACH GIRL IS REQUIRED TO COMPLETE THE COMMUNITY SERVICE PROJECT ASSIGNED DURING THE CURRICULUM.
There is no cost for girls to enroll in the “Tailoring Teens for Success” program. TTFS is offered to schools/churches/youth programs as a digital toolkit and operates on a subscription model. Cost is based on subscriber’s needs.
Girls who attend at least 15 sessions of the curriculum automatically become members of the Girl Talk Jewels – who then meet monthly to continue to build character and leadership skills, perform community service, coordinate fundraisers and serve as the face for Girl Talk! Girls NOT completing at least 15 sessions can opt to retake program or attend lessons missed during next offering of program.