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Girl Talk mentoring program seeks student leaders

Are you a high school girl who likes to talk?

Well, here is an opportunity for you to get involved with a great program.

Girl Talk is coming to the Pagosa Springs Youth Center and we need high school leaders.

Girl Talk is a peer-to-peer mentoring program in which the high school girls mentor the middle school girls through some of the hardest years of their lives.

A full curriculum is included with the program, which contains topics such as Being a Friend, Parents, Being Tech Savvy and serious topics including being lonely, depression and sticky situations. There are over 100 topics covered with this program.

Girl Talk was started in 2002 by a 15-year-old in Albany, Ga., named Hailey Kilpatrick. By 2010, the Girl Talk program had reached 35,000 members in 43 states and four countries.

The goal of Girl Talk is to, “help teenage girls build self-esteem, develop leadership skills, and recognize the value of community service” (Girl Talk Mission Statement).

So what would you have to do to be a leader? It’s simple: Attend weekly after school meetings, help plan meetings, contribute 10 hours a semester to community service projects and be a positive role model for the middle school girls.

If you are interested in more information, contact Tina Schroeder at (970) 903-6977 or Elizabeth Miertiz at 731-0999.

If you would like to learn more about Girl Talk, feel free to browse the website at www.desiretoinspire.org to learn more about this great opportunity.

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