PROGRAMS

Youth Talk United is designed to educate, engage, and empower adolescent girls, ages 12 and older. Through leadership, community service, and life skills.  Engaging in community service provides youth with the opportunity to become active members of their community and have a lasting, positive impact on society at large. 

 

The program comprises of three pillars:  Youth & Young Adult Programs, Parent & Guardian Programs and Community Outreach Initiatives

Girls Talk

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Youth Talk girls monthly sessions are held in the form of general group meetings/ discussion, field trips (college tours, Youth Day Out, etc.), community service projects, and/or special events (annual banquet, sleepovers)
 

The topics include, but are not limited to: Bullying, Rumors & Teasing; Popularity, Cliques & Fitting In; Healthy Relationships; Self-esteem & Body Image; The Importance of Education; Goal-Setting & Decision-Making; and Teen Depression

 

Boys Talk Too

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Boyz Talk Talk monthly sessions are held in the form of general group meetings/ discussion, field trips (college tours, Boyz Day Out, etc.), community service projects, and/or special events (annual banquet, sleepovers)
 

The topics include, but are not limited to: Bullying, Rumors & Teasing; Popularity, Cliques & Fitting In; Healthy Relationships; Self-esteem & Body Image; The Importance of Education; Goal-Setting & Decision-Making; and Teen Depression

 

Future Leaders

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Youth Talk United Future leaders consist of young adults 18-24 who started in Youth Talk as a youth and have now become our “leaders”. The primary purpose of this group is to continue to drive personal growth, building skills, knowledge, and understanding of the world.

 

The leaders also works with young women and men who have graduated from high school and need assistance with college applications or job seeking, who are pursuing a GED, and who are college attendees or graduates who need social support and mentoring.

 

School Based Mentoring

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A school based intervention designed for at- risk youth in middle and high school to improve academic performance, help them find their voices, express their thoughts, and empower themselves in their communities.

 

STEM

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STEM stands for science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. STEM is important because it pervades every part of our lives. Science is everywhere in the world around us. Technology is continuously expanding into every aspect of our lives. Engineering is the basic designs of roads and bridges, but also tackles the challenges of changing global weather and environmentally-friendly changes to our home. Mathematics is in every occupation, every activity we do in our lives. By exposing students to STEM and giving them opportunities to explore STEM-related concepts, they will develop a passion for it and hopefully pursue a job or liking in a STEM field.

Due to COVID, this program has been postponed until further notice.

 

Parent Forum

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Parent involvement is actually the best predictor of a student’s educational achievement. Parent involvement demonstrates to the student the importance of school, resulting in improved student attitudes, morals, goals, and academic achievement. Therefore, Youth Talk provides support and resources to help our parents become more effective parents, and strength parent- child relationships with monthly parent forum meetings.

 

Male Involvement Matters

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In the United States, more than 17 million children lived in father-absent homes in 2014. Research shows that father/male involvement can have a measurable impact on the socio-emotional development, behavior, academic achievement, and health of children, and therefore is critical to the strength and health of families and communities.

Due to COVID, this program has been postponed until further notice.

 

Community Outreach

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Research has shown that teens who engage in community service are more responsible with higher self-esteem and resilience. Volunteering helps the teens gain new skills necessary for the job market such as leadership, communication skills, dependability, time management, and decision making. Therefore, Youth Talk United value providing opportunities for our youth to be a positive IMPACT within their community.

Services include:  Feeding the Less Fortunate, Kidney & Donor Awareness, International Awareness, Clothing Donation & Stop the Shame

 

Sports

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Our sports program exists to organize community based youth sports that would provide a safe, caring environment for youth to develop character, discipline and high self-esteem through the vehicle of mentoring and athletics. The program serves the youth in Birmingham and surrounding areas.