"People who have a stake in their society, protect that society, but when they don't have it, they unconsciously want to destroy it." —Martin Luther King Jr.
The GirlsTalk/GuysTalk program was designed to encourage students, 11-21, over the course of the school year, to have a stake in themselves. Youth participate in various workshops and activities that teach about social awareness, health consciousness, healthy relationships, and positive self-esteem. It is the goal of the GirlsTalk/GuysTalk program to teach students they have choices and to help cultivate well-rounded, confident young men and women who will choose to invest in themselves and protect their stake, while making positive contributions in their communities.
GirlsTalk/GuysTalk consists of two main components:
1) A general curriculum, used during each school year and/or specific semesters, tailored to each demographic, including class trips & guest speakers.
2) Panels, where 4-6 panelists come speak to a set of students for about an hour and half. This includes a Q&A and active discussion between students and panelists. Conversations generally revolve around career choices and overcoming personal struggle. Like the curriculum, panelists and discussion points are chosen to reflect the needs and interests of the students.
We, at GirlsTalk/GuysTalk, have many strategic partnerships that allow us to participate in a range of activities, from lobbying for women's rights in Albany to protesting the prison industrial complex at city hall; from publishing our poetry and exchanging letters with peers in Sierra Leone to studying yoga and exploring dance.
Below are just a few of our standout partners. Please contact us for more info.
GirlsTalk/GuysTalk joins Council Member Jumaane D. Williams, Tamika Mallory, Senator Chuck Schumer and more to launch the National Network To Combat Gun Violence... Read more at: http://bit.ly/1lYMDf2
Check us out at Harlem World Mag Online: "What began as an after-school program out of the Future Leaders Institute in Harlem, has expanded..." Read more at http://bit.ly/1viNAA4