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Volunteer opportunity description
Girl Talk, The Police Athletic League’s Leadership Program for young women between the ages of 11 and 17, provides lessons in self-advocacy that develop self-esteem, confidence, leadership qualities and opportunities, personal friendships and professional networks, as well as inspiration for volunteer service.
This learning occurs in goal oriented, “learn by example,” career building classes that consist of a one hour presentation and a one hour workshop. These classes take place every Thursday evening, 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm, and are facilitated by volunteer “Women of Inspiration,” representing a diverse selection of professions --such as law, nursing, business and the arts. These Women of Inspiration impart wisdom and provide empowerment, while modeling professionalism and self-respect, by discussing their experiences and sharing their skills.
To connect this content in a manner that is cumulative and constructive, each class has a thematic focus. The first class is on “Goal Setting,” so participants can, with the help of the Woman of Inspiration, work towards a concrete formulation of their personal, educational, and professional goals. These are posted at the front of the room for the duration of the six week session so each participant can revise and refine them through regular journaling and group discussions. Additional themes are: finding mentors, etiquette and emotional self-possession, leadership and teamwork, community service, art and academics, health, and financial literacy.
Girl Talk runs for 12-weeks in two six week sessions (Fall and Spring) during the school year. To date, Girl Talk has provided 60 young women with guidance for the future and life-long mentoring relationships.
Public speaking experience
Availability one Wednesday or Thursday evening a month from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Our volunteer needs
We need volunteers who are free at these times