Leadership development and empowerment for middle school girls

 

Our mission is to empower girls through year-round leadership development and mentoring that builds self-confidence and fosters diversity. LiveGirl helps young women, especially those who need us most, realize their full potential.

We coach girls to embrace their original, quirky selves and to understand that self-confidence comes not from others liking you, but from you loving yourself. Our mentors show them that when they truly believe in themselves, they will become unstoppable and astounding things will happen!
— Sheri West, Founder & Chief LiveGirl

LiveGirl provides a community network in Fairfield County focused on leadership development and empowerment for our middle school girls, which provides the following benefits:

-        Small group mentoring & access to positive role models

-        Leadership development designed to boost social & self-esteem

-        Positive social-emotional development & connectivity to their community through diverse          friendships and role models

Girls are encouraged to participate in our year-round programming throughout their middle school years and then remain involved as high school mentors and summer camp counselors!

 

What We Do

LiveGirl brings together middle school girls from across Fairfield County for a variety of leadership experiences. We offer year-round programming that fosters deep connections, including weekly mentoring groups, a monthly leadership series, and a summer camp. We employ a variety of leadership activities, athletics, and performing arts to facilitate team-building in a diverse, team-based environment. 

 

Who We Serve

LiveGirl provides free-of-charge programming to middle school girls. LiveGirl provided free programming to almost 400 middle school girls during the 2016-17 school year. LiveGirl has partnerships with the following organizations to deliver programming: Wakeman Boys & Girls Club (Bridgeport), Jerome Orcutt Boys & Girls Club (Bridgeport), Greenwich Boys & Girls Club, New Canaan Public Schools, Carver Center (Norwalk), Norwalk Housing Authority, Boys & Girls Club of Redding-Easton, Stamford Peace, and Stamford Boys & Girls Club.

Our female youth, especially those in the middle school years, need programs just like LiveGirl. LiveGirl emphasizes that they can, and will, reach their goals, if they strive to work hard at what they want. These young ladies, regardless of their background or socio-economic status, deserve the best that life has to offer and LiveGirl exposes them to ideas and people that show them that they are smart, strong and special people.
— Laura Magnotta, Wakeman Boys & Girls Club Program Director