A Yummy Future, Inc

Non-Profit 501(c)(3) Corporation

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Welcome to A Yummy Future Girl Talk Chapter!

Girl Talk (www.mygirltalk.org) is an international non-profit peer-to-peer mentoring program with a very simple premise: high school girls mentor middle school girls to help them deal with the issues they face during their formative early teenage years. Our mission is to help young teenaged girls build self-esteem, develop leadership skills and recognize the value of community service. Since 2002, Girl Talk has served more than 40,000 girls in 43 states and 7 countries.

Through weekly chapter meetings facilitated by high school Girl Talk Leaders, Girl Talk helps middle schools learn from their peer mentors and better understand and address the issues they face. In doing so, the girls develop confidence, leadership skills and compassion. Girl Talk provides the curriculum of life lessons used to facilitate the discussions at no charge.

Girl Talk's program is twofold: high school Leaders have the opportunity to share their experiences as positive role models. And middle school girls have the chance to learn that they are not alone in the issue they face and that understanding, kindness and compassion can be the foundation for better relationships with others. Research consistently reveals that grades 5-8 are the most formative years of a young person's life. We believe that the lessons learned in Girl Talk contribute to girls becoming more confident, service-minded women with better relationships. Girl Talk also helps women become stronger leaders in the work place and more effective as parents. 


 Mission: To inspire all girls to develop the confidence to lead.


  Goals: Girl Talk is designed to reach ALL middle school girls...

 
   Why the Need?: Statistics consistently demonstrate the alarming incidence of dangerous...

...behaviors in middle school aged girls, as well as the positive impact of mentoring.  2009 data suggests that, of the middle school girl population in the U.S.: 
9% are pregnant 
22% never make it through high school (drop out) 
27% have been or will be suicidal 
34% have eating disorders 
55% experiment with alcohol, drugs or tobacco 
and, of those with low self-esteem, 25% resort to self-injurious behavior and 75% report engaging in activities such as disordered eating, cutting, bullying, smoking or drinking 

The good news is that data also suggests that youth who are mentored are:
27% less likely to begin using alcohol
37% less likely to skip class
46% less likely to begin using illegal drugs
52% less likely to skip school, are more confident in their academic performance, and get along better with their families

 

Impact:  Girl Talk has impacted more than 60,000 girls throughout North American and beyond... 
​... We believe that this impact is multiplied when you consider that it does not include the advisors, family members, friends and community service recipients also affected by the engagement of these girls.  Of those girls who have participated in our program, 83% have chosen to go on to become leaders of the program in high school, and studies have demonstrated that they have had an academic improvement of 14% in mathematics and 24% in language arts.
 

A Yummy Future Girl Talk Chapter is the first in Los Angeles County area!  Registration will open April 1, 2017 to all interested middle school girls.  So far A Yummy Future Girl Talk will be in the following cities:

Manhattan Beach 

Santa Monica

Inglewood

Bellflower

Long Beach

Playa del Rey/Westchester

You do not have to live in these cities to participate!

The program is free minus fundraising events that all students must partake in.

FOR CHAPTER/REGISTRATION INFO EMAIL US AT: GirlTalk@AYummyFuture.org

improving family life, HEALTH, 

knowledge and understanding....

By "CREATING HEALTH CONSCIENCE YOUTHS!"