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 has created an extraordinary “movement”...one that will transform the lives of these girls lucky enough to be in the reflective glow. Their work is so critical to this specific population of girls...imagine if we can shift them in middle school…and unleash a new generation of confident, BOLD young women...which the world needs tremendously!
Heartfelt thanks and love,
— Patti Russo, Executive Director Women's Campaign School at Yale

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. To date, LiveGirl has impacted 880 girls in Fairfield County, including 378 girls enrolled in our free-of-charge after school mentoring and leadership programs during the 2016-17 school year and 58 full scholarship recipients for our summer 2017 leadership camp.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