Today we’re happy to announce Hayley Kilpatrick, founder and executive director of Girl Talk, as one of our 20 People to Watch.

Inspired by her own experience, Hayley created a program to help middle school girls deal with the pressures and anxieties of being a young teen. Girl Talk organizes high school girls to mentor middle school girls to build self-esteem, develop leadership skills and understand the importance of community service.

Today, Girl Talk is one of the fastest growing nonprofit mentoring programs in the country. It has reached more than 35,000 girls in 43 states. Currently, Haley is working hard to ensure that Girl Talk has a Chapter in all 50 states.

The Foundation for Advancing Alcohol Responsibility is proud to celebrate the innovative contributions it has made over 20 years and can attribute our success to the support, encouragement and commitment of people like Haley Kilpatrick. We look forward to continued progress in the fight against drunk driving, underage drinking and a safer and healthier America with great partners like Haley.