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

In 2020, the pregnancy rate for Knox Co. was 7.9 per 1,000 among girls ages 10-19.

  • Our current teen pregnancy rate is 0%. No girls involved in 2020-2021 Girl Talk programming became pregnant.

Academic Achievement

For 2021, the Knox County high school graduation rate was 91%.

  • For the 2020-2021 School Year, Girl Talk’s high school graduation rate was 100%.

Educational Advancement

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

  • Currently, 100% of 2020-2021 graduating class of Girl Talk girls are going on to post-secondary education or training.

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2020-2021 Girl Talk Pregnancy Rate


Zero girls enrolled in Girl Talk, Inc. became pregnant this year.

2020-2021 Girl Talk Graduation Rate


All senior girls enrolled in Girl Talk, Inc. programming received their high school diploma in the Spring of 2021.

2020-2021 Educational Advancement


All senior girls enrolled in Girl Talk, Inc. programming during the 2020-2021 school year have gone on to begin in postsecondary education opportunities this Fall.

“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