Girl Talk (www.mygirltalk.org) is an international non-profit peer-to-peer mentoring program with a very simple premise: high school girls mentor middle school girls to help them deal with the issues they face during their formative early teenage years. Our mission is to help young teenaged girls build self-esteem, develop leadership skills and recognize the value of community service. Since 2002, our organization has served more than 40,000 girls in 43 states and 7 countries.
Through weekly chapter meetings facilitated by high school Girl Talk leaders, Girl Talk helps middle school girls learn from their peer mentors and better understand and address the issues they face. In doing so, the girls develop confidence, leadership skills, and compassion. Girl Talk provides the curriculum of life lessons used to facilitate the discussions at no charge.
Girl Talk’s program is twofold: high school leaders have the opportunity to share their experiences as positive role models, and middle school girls have the chance to learn that they are not alone in the issues they face. We believe that understanding, kindness and compassion can be the foundation for better relationships with others. Research consistently reveals that grades 5 through 8 are the most formative years of a young person’s life. We believe that the lessons learned in Girl Talk contribute to girls becoming more confident, service-minded women with better relationships. Girl Talk also helps women become stronger leaders in the work place and more effective as parents.
This chapter, Girl Talk Marlton, was founded by Mary Beth Iannarella in August 2013. With the help of our high school leaders and community volunteers, the chapter has continued to grow and support an impressive amount of young girls in our area. For more information on Girl Talk Marlton, please contact Mary Beth Iannarella at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our blog will be used to share thoughts on the topics that we discuss at our monthly meetings, such as bullying, body image, health, and more. Additionally, you may find our events and meetings for each month in the posts titled “Upcoming Events”.