Creative Technologies Academy’s Girl Talk is an after school mentoring program in which high school girls mentor middle school girls.
The group meets 2-3 times per month after school and have activities that foster discussion of topics that impact the everyday lives of these girls – all of which is coached and moderated by the middle school math teacher, Ms. Liscombe.
Some topics covered include: being a good friend, being true to yourself, “Downplay the Drama”, positive body image, and many more!
They also participate in various service projects throughout the school year to give back to the local community.
For the past two years, they have participated in service projects for the Alpha Family Center and the Cedar Springs Library. At Alpha, they have done a variety of activities including: changing out seasonal clothing, cleaning and organizing, and stuffing envelopes.
At the Library, the group has helped clean and reorganize book shelves.
Cleaning and reorganizing aren’t always the most exciting tasks for teenagers, but the girls are able to build teamwork and cooperation skills in a fun way by giving back to their own community.