The Girl Talk LIFE Prep Academy

The Girl Talk Life Prep Academy is an elite program of Girl Talk, Inc. in which rising sophomores, juniors and seniors can apply to participate in a 10-month experience that is both transformational and preparatory for their future. Applicants who apply will have to fulfill certain application requirements and attend an interview prior to being accepted into the program.

The program kicks off with a 3 day, 2 night retreat and will prepare 10th, 11th, and 12th grade girls for college, career, and life, through consecutive monthly sessions, each semester.

Juniors and Seniors who participate will also have the chance to apply for an 8 week paid Summer Internship to further prepare them for the workforce. This internship process will also be competitive in nature. Girls will complete a rigorous application and interview process to be potentially selected for limited internship spots.

Application Requirements

  • Completed Application
  • One (1) Letter of Recommendation (one personal – church/youth group leader, family friend, etc., OR one professional – teacher, administrator, work supervisor, etc.)
  • Proof of minimum 2.5 GPA (ex. school transcript, report card, etc.)
  • Personal Statement (1-2 page essay)
    • Topic: Briefly state your educational and career goals and explain how they align with the objectives of the Girl Talk Life Prep Academy.
  • $50 Enrollment Fee (due upon acceptance into program)

Application Deadline: May 31st, 2021

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A Year of Practice & Preparation for High School Sophomores

As High School Sophomores, program participants will spend this year focused on creating/developing strong organizational skills, Microsoft Office software training, practice writing supports, craft personal statements, complete ACT Test Prep and PreACT testing, and learn to access appropriate mental health supports.

A Year of Exploration & Direction for High School Juniors

During their year as High School Juniors, participants in the Girl Talk Life Prep Academy will focus on college and career exploration, learn about different options for postsecondary majors, create/refine their personal statements, continue with ACT Test Prep, practice their communication and presentation skills, complete the Kuder Career Assessment, and learn about available mental health resources.

A Year of Completing Intentional Next Steps for High School Seniors

High School Seniors will spend their last year as a part of the Girl Talk Life Prep Academy focused on completing their college/postsecondary education applications, researching and applying for scholarships, refining their networking skills, practicing burnout prevention, learning proper business and professional etiquette, drafting workable resumes, developing appropriate interview skills, participating in civic engagement opportunities, learning general life skills, all while continuing to access mental health supports.

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“Before Girl Talk I didn’t think that God could love me.  But on the Retreat He reassured me that everything that happened to me happened for a reason, and one day I will find out why.  Now I know that God loves me even with everything that I have been through.”

Corey, Girl Talk Graduate