We Work To…

  • decrease the number of girls getting pregnant at an early age
  • increase the likelihood of:
    • educational advancement to the next grade level
    • graduation from high school
    • enrollment in post-secondary education and/or training
  • increase the likelihood of girls becoming career professionals as adults

Our Outcomes

Reducing the likelihood of Teen Pregnancy

  • A recent 2024 U.S. News study ranked Tennessee as the 7th highest in teen birth rates in the country at 21.5 per 1,000.
  • Our current teen pregnancy rate is .24%. 1 out of the 415 girls involved in 2022-2023 Girl Talk programming became pregnant.

Academic Achievement

In 2023 the four-year graduation rate for Knox County was listed at 90.6%. The rate for graduation for students of color was 80.8% and 71.3% for students with disabilities.

Overall the statewide ( Ready Graduate ) rate that reflects the percentage of students considered postsecondary ready after high school emulated 39.7%.

The Success rate percentage of students whose test scores met or exceeded the expectations of English Language Arts and Math testing was 33.8%.

  • For the 2022-2023 School Year, Girl Talk’s high school graduation rate was 100%.

Educational Advancement

34% of Tennesseans currently have an associate or a college degree.

  • Currently, 100% of the 2022-2023  graduating class of Girl Talk girls are going on to post-secondary education or training.

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2022-2023 Girl Talk Pregnancy Rate


1 out of 415 girls enrolled in Girl Talk, Inc. became pregnant this year.

2022-2023 Girl Talk Graduation Rate


All senior girls enrolled in Girl Talk, Inc. programming received their high school diploma in the Spring of 2023.

2022-2023 Educational Advancement


All senior girls enrolled in Girl Talk, Inc. programming during the 2022-2023 school year, have gone on to begin in postsecondary education opportunities.

“Since Girl Talk has become a part of our lives we have reached so many goals.  But one in particular has stood out from the rest, staying abstinent until marriage.  Not only was this choice personal for the both of us but we now realize how important it is to wait and to reach out to other young girls about being abstinent.”

Janea and Shanea, Twin Sisters, Girl Talk Graduates