Our School Based Program

Girl Talk collaborates with the Knoxville Education Foundation (formerly known as the Great Schools Partnership Community Schools Initiative), Knox County Schools, and Community Organizations to provide group mentoring services to 4th & 5th grade girls after school. Through curriculum-based learning objectives and group mentoring, we assist in building girls’ confidence and self-esteem, preventing teen pregnancy, and increasing the likelihood of educational advancement.

Each semester, inside of several Knox County Elementary Schools, Girl Talk helps girls learn how to better understand and address the issues they face and ensure academic achievement & success. Through 10 weekly after school sessions, each semester, facilitated by Girl Talk volunteers, girls gain confidence, tools for academic achievement and success, and college & career learning.

Schools we currently or previously partner(ed) with:

  • Beaumont Magnet Academy
  • Belle Morris Elementary

  • Christenberry Elementary School
  • Dogwood Elementary School

  • Emerald Youth Foundation (2 sites)

  • Green Magnet Academy

  • Lonsdale Elementary School

  • Maynard Elementary School

  • Norwood Elementary School

  • Northwest Middle School

  • Pleasant Ridge Elementary School

  • Sarah Moore Greene Magnet Academy

  • Spring Hill Elementary

  • Vine Middle Magnet School

  • Whittle Springs Elementary School

“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