Girl Talk Empowerment 4 Teens utilizes the Overcoming Obstacles curriculum. Classes can be taught in any order using videos, group discussions, role-playing, and question and answer sessions.  In particular, the curriculum is designed to develop a landscape where young women genuinely know their value and inspire positive thinking and self-worth.

The sessions are designed for 60-minute sessions or can be condensed to meet the organization’s schedule.  A single lesson plan might be divided into two or three 30-minute periods by expanding activities beyond the estimated time frames and extending class discussions.

Classes will schedule to go with groups of six or more students.

Need additional information? Email Deborah Swinson, or call 301-526-7553.

Getting StartedConfidence Building
Lesson 1:  What Is Overcoming Obstacles? Lesson 2:  Setting Expectations      Lesson 1:  Giving and Earning Respect
Lesson 2:  Identifying Strengths and Weaknesses
Lesson 3:  Establishing What’s Important
Lesson 4:  Improving Well-Being
Lesson 5:  Developing Personal Power
CommunicationDecision Making
Lesson 1:  Understanding Nonverbal Messages
Lesson 2:  Listening
Lesson 3:  Listening Critically
Lesson 4:  Speaking Responsibly
Lesson 5:  Communicating Constructively  
Lesson 1:  Starting The Decision Making Process
Lesson 2:  Gathering Information
Lesson 3:  Exploring Alternatives and Considering
Lesson 4:  Consequences
Lesson 5:  Making and Evaluating Decisions  
Setting and Achieving GoalsResolving Conflicts
Lesson 1:  Identifying Goals
Lesson 2:  Setting Priorities
Lesson 3:  Developing A Positive Attitude
Lesson 4:  Accessing Resources
Lesson 5:  Learning To Be Assertive
Lesson 1: Introducing Conflict Resolution
Lesson 2: Uncovering Stereotypes
Lesson 3:  Managing Anger in Conflict Situations
Lesson 4:  Resolving Conflict
Problem-SolvingSkills for School and Beyond
Lesson 1: Problem solving techniques
Lesson 2: Problem solving in school
Lesson 3: Problem solving on the job
Lesson 4: Problem solving at home  
Lesson 1: Identifying your learning style
Lesson 2: Managing your time
Lesson 3: Reading, listening, and note taking
Lesson 4: Writing reports and presenting to an audience
Lesson 5: Preparing for tests and exams
Lesson 6: Managing stress
A Game Plan For CollegeA Game Plan For Work
Lesson 1: Assessing your talents and interests
Lesson 2: Determining the training
Lesson 3: Choosing the right place
Lesson 4: Applying to colleges, universities
Lesson 5: Discovering money – scholarships, grants, and loans
Lesson 1: Working towards your goals
Lesson 2: Exploring job possibilities
Lesson 3: Looking for a job *updated*
Lesson 4: Networking
Lesson 5: Preparing a resume
Lesson 6: Making contacts
Getting The JobOn The Job Skills
Lesson 1: Completing applications
Lesson 2: Preparing for an interview
Lesson 3: Interviewing
Lesson 4: Following the interview
Lesson 5: Responding to a job offer
Lesson 1: Developing a positive work ethic
Lesson 2: Working with others
Lesson 3: Communicating on the job
Lesson 4: Managing time, money, & people
Lesson 5: Advancing on the job
On Your OwnFinancial Literacy
Lesson 1: Managing your finances *updated*
Lesson 2: Making a budget
Lesson 3: Understanding advertising
Lesson 4: Becoming a responsible citizen New lesson: Nurturing the development of young children
Lesson 1: Money Matters: Know the Lingo Lesson 2: Understanding Credit Lesson 3: Budget Tips and Tricks Lesson 4: Savvy Savers
Basic Life Skills 
Lesson 1: Healthy Hygiene Habits
Lesson 2: House Cleaning and Laundry Lesson 3: Everyday Etiquette
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