Think Out Loud Fridays
Thinking Out Loud Fridays (TOLFs) are hosted at our office/activity space in the Creative Suitland Art Center, our TOLF sessions offer a safe space for the girls to connect with other girls with food and fun and have meaningful dialogue about current events and the issues/concerns that affect their lives. Additionally, we use activities, games, etc. and invited guests/SMEs to engage with them and provide useful outlooks and perspectives. TOLF sessions are currently virtual, and the girls receive special gift packages to use during the sessions by delivery or mail.
How’s Your S.E.L.F.I.E. Game?
Girl Speak’s signature initiative, How’s Your SELFIE Game is an interactive six-week mini life skills program for young ladies. SELFIE is the acronym for the themes that are addressed in the curriculum: Self-esteem, Engagement (Conflict Resolution), Leadership, Financial Literacy, Innovative Thinking and Employment Readiness. The program encompasses traditional and non-traditional planned activities including SMEs and successful women to serve as facilitators and presenters – helping our participants recognize and understand how they can use these skills effectively.
Perfecting Your S.E.L.F.I.E. Game…It’s All About the F.I.L.T.E.R.S.
FILTERS is the acronym for Focus, Intercommunication, Leverage, Time Management, Education, Relationships and Self-Care. The FILTERS series frames the topics specifically to address the challenges and concerns of young and/or inexperienced mothers but can also be structured to address the needs of all young ladies. The goal is to provide them with techniques and tools that will aid them in successfully navigating their daily lives for themselves and their children. We strive to inspire these young women to be their best while learning the necessary skills to overcome adversity, build upon their strengths, and fortify their weaknesses.