Mentoring

The Girl Talk Leadership Program (GTLP) aims to empower at-risk middle and high school age girls to become leaders by combining the benefits of one-on-one mentoring with targeted group activities for one to two years. During this period, these girls participate in once-weekly group meetings with “big sisters” to address issues related to girls’ sense of self, scholastic achievement, body image, social aggression, and healthy decision making. Each pair also meets individually each week to develop their personal relationship. Pairs also communicate weekly by phone, e-mail, text message, and online chat. During one-on-one time they participate in mutually agreed-upon activities such as studying, trips to the mall, and attending cultural events. Dimondale has partnered with beauty salon operators and patrons to recruit and screen program mentors.. During this period, these girls participate in once-weekly group meetings with “big sisters” to address issues related to girls’ sense of self, scholastic achievement, body image, socia laggression, and healthy decision making. Each pair also meets individually each week to develop their personal relationship. Pairs also communicate weekly by phone, e-mail, text message, and online chat. During one-on-one time they participate in mutually agreed-upon activities such as studying, trips to the mall, and attending cultural events. Dimondale has partnered with beauty salon operators and patrons to recruit and screen program mentors.

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