“Your Voice Matters” High School Leadership Summit

Friday, April 27 at the New Canaan Nature Center

6:30-8:30pm Grades 9-12

Featuring
Caroline Simmons, CT Congresswoman
Kate Farrar, CWEALF Executive Director
Jane Eyes, League Of Women Voters of CT

Learn about the top legislative priorities that affect girls and women, select the one that means most to you, & join your peers in developing a call to action.

ABOUT THIS EVENT/SPONSORS: This is a bi-partisan educational event sponsored by:

CWEALF advocates for and empowers women and girls in Connecticut, especially those who are underserved or marginalized.

The League of Women Voters encourages informed and active participation in government, works to increase understanding of major public policy issues, and influences public policy through education and advocacy.

High School Mentors

Stand out in crowd with unique, service leadership experience as a LiveGirl high school mentor! High school mentors provide a unique “just been there” mentoring perspective to our middle school program participants. As a high school mentor, you would play a key role in leading leadership and team building activities at LiveGirl events and share your perspective on issues such as self-esteem, anxiety, stress, peer pressure, and social media wellness to “pay it forward” and help middle school girls navigate adolescent stress. 
Requirements:

-Must be recommended by teacher or youth organization (*if you have been previously involved with LiveGirl, please denote “Sheri West” as your reference.)
-Must complete mandatory leadership training (2 hours).
-Must commit to attending at least four (out of eight) leadership summits per school year.

GOT TALENT? LiveGirl also offers opportunities to grow your creative talents - we need bloggers, photographers, and graphic designers for our girl-powered community. Join us!

“Rebel Girl” artwork by Victoria Iparraguirre.

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“LiveGirl has taught me that I am a one of a kind individual with a unique set of skills and talents; I am me! I shouldn’t be afraid to show myself to anyone, because the only person who has any say or opinion in what I do, is me. People can think or say whatever they want, but I know that I am beautiful, amazing, talented, and unique, and nothing people say can take that away from me!

Being a LiveGirl Mentor has taught me how important it is for young girls to have positive role models in their lives. Middle School is a challenging time for a lot of these girls, and I’ve personally seen the difference it’s made for these girls to have mentors in a safe environment like LiveGirl. They need these outlets and the positivity it brings them! Positivity is contagious!”
— Anna Lysenko (New Canaan HS Graduate / BYU class of '21)