Girl Talk, an all girls club at Proviso East, works to be a beacon of light and support for young girls. On Wednesday, December 10th Girl Talk provided the ultimate support for female students through "Girl Talk: What's Your Size," an event to provide free bras, bra fittings, and breast cancer awareness.
During the event, young women of Proviso East had an opportunity to be fitted for a bra by a professional. They also learned how to do breast self exams.
"It was important to me to teach the young ladies of Girl Talk how to do breast self exams," said Dawn Boyd, a Proviso East Alum and school nurse. "If the young ladies learn how to do breast self exams it helps them develop healthy habits that may save their lives in the future."
Students say they learned a lot about breast cancer detection during their talk with Ms. Boyd.
"Before today, I'd heard about mammograms on the news, but I didn't know how to give myself one," said Janae Powell, a Proviso East Junior. "This event was so nice. Ms. Caudle and the other teachers really took the time to help look out for us."
Ms. Risa Caudle is the sponsor and founder of Girl Talk. She uses the program to give young girls self esteem, confidence, and a shoulder to lean on. She decided to host the Girl Talk Event "What's Your Size?" to help some of the girls who said they needed bra fittings and bras.
"I think this was a great idea." said Mikeiah Hargrett, a Proviso East senior. "It's positive and it helps out the girls that are in need. Ms. Risa did a great job when she thought about this."
Ms. Caudle raised over $900 for "What's Your Size." The bras were donated by stores, teachers, and supporters of Girl Talk. During the event, Girl Talk measured over 100 students and gave away over 90 bras.