Girl Talk Provides Virtual Support and Programming
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Girl Talk team is committed to making sure business carries on as usual. We have worked to create new opportunities to continue programming and support mentor/mentee connections while practicing social distancing .
While Knox County Schools are closed, our School-Based Program Coordinator is actively reaching out to the parents of the girls who participate in our weekly after school group mentoring sessions. With parental consent, Girl Talk School-Based mentors will connect weekly to the girls in their groups through a video instant messaging app. For the girls who do not have access to a smart phone, we have asked our mentors to send them letters to maintain regular contact.
1:1 Mentoring & The Girl Talk Life Prep Academy
In order to further support the connections of our mentors and mentees in the Girl Talk 1:1 Mentoring and Girl Talk Life Prep Academy programs, we will host virtual hangouts on Friday nights, starting on April 3rd. Along with their mentors, our girls in middle school will meet at 6:30 PM and our high school girls will meet at 8:00 PM. Each of these “hangouts” will host fun activities and encourage bonding in a time when social connections seem hard to find.
In addition, we will continue our plans to host our annual Girl Talk Life Prep Academy Recruitment event. We will shift the event to an online platform and will offer two sessions – April 14th at 6:30 pm and April 16th at 6:30 pm. Click HERE to reserve your spot today!