Girl Talk is a national non-profit program focused on high school girls mentoring middle school girls by building self-esteem, developing leadership skills, and recognizing the value of community service. Girl Talk at Best of the Batch Foundation seeks to support the positive growth and development girls need during the formative middle school years through weekly educational meetings throughout the school year. Starting in 2015, our talented Steel Valley High School mentors adapt lessons provided by Girl Talk nationals to fit the needs, environment, and questions of the Steel Valley Middle School participants they teach. While some lessons are more light-hearted, such as making new friends and the importance of teamwork, other lessons speak on life’s more difficult situations, such as racial prejudice, eating disorders, and unhealthy relationships. The root of all our lessons is to provide our middle schoolers correct information, helpful resources, and real advice from high schoolers who have experiences the middle schoolers can relate to.