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On Sunday morning, The Today Show hosted our “Reel Girls, Real Life” contest winner, Kylee Darcy and Dr. Kimberly Williams, a Clinical Neuropsychologist, to talk about underage drinking and the creation of the public service announcement “What You Don’t Know” on Check out the segment here.

Pretty cool, huh? What do you think? Let us know by commenting below!


Hey Girls!

Prom time is rapidly approaching! Dresses, tuxedos, shoes, hair, make-up, potential dates, and flashy cars are all on your mind. Prom is one of the highlights of high school! The pictures of you and your date will sit in your parents’ living room and make their way into family albums that you will one day show to your own children. It is a special night that we all look forward to – it’s the dance of a lifetime!

On prom night, be mindful of your surroundings and make safe and wise decisions. Not everyone is as safe as they should be. Don’t be a victim of bad prom choices – and I don’t mean just choosing the wrong dress or hair style. Drinking on prom night is not a cool decision to make – not to mention it’s illegal! It can put your life in danger as well as others’. Being cool and in the spotlight is a wonderful feeling, but just make sure you’re shining for positive reasons.

Watch The Century Council’s prom e-card now to see some awesomely bad prom choices through the years (and this time I do mean the wrong dresses and hairstyles, among other things!). The Century Council created the e-card to send to parents, but we knew you’d enjoy it too. Make sure you don’t become a victim of horrible prom choices – Don’t drink on prom night (or on any night for that matter!).

Girl Talk wishes you and your friends a fun, exciting, stylin’, awesome, and – most of all – safe prom experience!

Hey everyone,

Visit to check out the behind the scenes photos of Reel Girls, Real Life winner Kylee Darcy and the filming of “What You Don’t Know” with the pros!

Girl Talk PSA Taping

Stay tuned to as Kylee’s winning concept will be distributed as The Century Council’s national commercial which will be released as a public service announcement for prom and graduation season in April 2008.

Girl Talk PSA Taping

Also be sure to check out the photos from the Girl Talk event in Cleveland, Ohio.

Attorney General Marc Dann with student after the event in in Cleveland, OH.

That’s all for now,


Posted on: January 30, 2008

Hi Everyone!

This month’s Lifestyle article on focuses on building a positive body image. The article is from our friends at Go Girl World and is written by Cheryl Haworth, a weightlifting Olympic bronze medalists and seven time national champion. Haworth writes about loving yourself for who you are, finding other outlets such as sports to make you happy, and tips you can use to boost your body image. Growing up overweight, she was able to overcome the name callers by surrounding herself with positive friends who had common interests.

Unfortunately many teens, especially girls, have a tendency to judge themselves based on unrealistic media images of the ideal body. When you add underage drinking into the mix, alcohol can be even more dangerous if you have body image or weight concerns. Alcohol actually has more calories per gram than carbs (also known as sugars and starches), so drinking alcohol can lead to weight gain. Alcohol also makes you hungry and reduces inhibitions; so, people tend to eat more when they drink. And, don’t try to starve yourself to stay thin: Young girls who don’t eat properly or take in enough calories are at increased risk of intoxication, alcohol poisoning, and even death.

For more information about why a healthy body image is important for your self esteem, check out this article on And here’s another great article from about how your body image is better than a diet.

Visit to read this month Lifestyle article and more!

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Hey Everybody,

I just received a wonderful thank you note from one of our Girl Talk: Reel Girls, Reel Life finalists, Kerri Kehl. I was really moved by this letter and would like to share it with you. Kerri is truly an amazing girl. She works hard to be a positive role model to younger girls by encouraging them to make the right decisions about alcohol and lead a healthy lifestyle. Her commercial idea entry entitled “Hard Year” for the Reel Girls, Reel Life contest is just one example of a healthy and positive message that she has modeled. I’m not the only one who notices her talent, though – she was interviewed and written up in her local Arizona news for her awesome work! (Click here to check out just some of the coverage she got). Way to go, Kerri!

Check out her note:

Hey Katie and all of the Girl Talk and Century Council members,
This is Kerri Kehl, one of the Girl Talk Real Girls, Real Life contest finalists. I wanted to thank all of you so much for this wonderful experience. I was babysitting when my mom called me and told me that I was a semi-finalist in the contest. I was so excited! And then I found out I was a finalist when I was on a trip in Michigan. While we were there a local Tucson newspaper and various news stations were calling for interviews! It made me feel very important. I love to act and I am trying to start modeling, and I want to be a good role model for younger girls, so that was a great opportunity. And then a couple days ago I got an awesome package from Girl Talk with a check for $500! Thanks so much! I gave $100 to each of the girls that helped produce my commercial (they say thank you too). Overall, I just want to say thank you, thank you, thank you. 🙂 The contest was a blast!
Thanks Girl Talk!
Kerri Kehl, age 15 Tucson, AZ

Kerri, the thanks should really be aimed towards you! Thank YOU for being a voice to help fight underage drinking and promote a healthy lifestyle among young women like yourself. Your hard work and dedication makes a real difference. You’re a true superstar – keep it up!

As for me, I’m going away to visit my family for the holidays, so I won’t be posting again until 2008! Have a wonderful New Years, everyone!

That’s all for now,

Hey Everybody,

Remember the holiday e-card I told you all about in the last Happy Holidays post? Well, we’ve received a large demand for it to be posted right here! So, without further ado, I present to you The Century Council’s Season’s Greetings e-card!

For a direct link to the e-card, click here.

Happy holidays, everyone!

That’s all for now,


Hey Everybody,

It’s the most wonderful time of the year…” and you know what that means! HAPPY HOLIDAYS!!! The Century Council and Girl Talk are thrilled to wish each and every one of you a very warm, safe and happy holiday. Even Kylee Darcy, our Grand Prize Winner of the Reel Girls, Reel Life contest wishes you holiday cheer! Visit to view Kylee’s holiday message to you.

Do you know what ruins the holidays? Fruitcake? Cheesy holiday sweaters? Watch the Century Council’s holiday e-card to find out! We sent the card out to our supporters, friends, and family this morning and have already received a huge amount of props for it! People are watching it over and over again, then sending it on to all of their friends, asking us how to post it on their websites, and even asking us to send it in video form to play on TV! To those of you who get the Girl Talk newsletter, check your inboxes because we’ve already sent the card to you! For those of you who don’t receive our newsletter, find out what all of the fuss is about by viewing the holiday e-card at The Century Council’s website by clicking here!

Please have a safe and happy holiday season,

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