Our first Saturday at JTDC


We successfully had our first GirlTalk Saturday, and it felt awesome!!  Despite some technical difficulties, we screened Akeelah and the Bee(which seemed to go over well).  Our activity was a series of collages, one about adversity, and the other about overcoming that adversity.  Using magazines, markers, glitter, and colored pencils, the girls created some very meaningful pieces.  Many girls were very eager to talk to us, and tell us about themselves: their hopes, their likes, their dislikes, their taste in music etcetc.  With all the training and institutional procedures, it becomes easy to forget that these are teenage girls with, largely normal, likes and interests.

Stay tuned for more detailed entries from some of our facilitators!!

Advertisements

About chicagogirltalk

We are a group of women who are working together to support young women who are incarcerated in our local juvenile jail.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s