LiveGirl Leadership Series
Our leadership series brings together middle school girls from across Fairfield County for a variety of empowering learning experiences that encourage girls to explore their potential and believe in themselves. All sessions feature a keynote speaker, mentoring, & fun team-building activities. By participating in the entire series, girls build deep connections and a network of diverse friendships beyond their home school.
WINTER/SPRING 2017 DATES:
Leadership (Speaker) Series
1/16 (MLK Day) 10 am - 2 pm at Stamford Boys & Girls Club
featuring Samantha Cross, Founder & President Square One Financial Education
2/10 @ 5:30-8:30 pm at Norwalk Carver Center
featuring Melika Forbes, Legal Counsel Shipman & Goodwin
3/17 @ 5-7 pm at Oxygen Fitness (New Canaan)
featuring Samantha Hodgkins, SparkFire Active Founder & CEO
4/29 @ 10:30 am - 2:30 pm at Grace Farms (New Canaan)
featuring Caroline Simmons, CT State Representative (D-144th District)
5/19 @ 5:30-8:30 pm at Stepping Stones Museum
featuring Tanisha Akinloye, Founder & CEO Empowering Through Beauty
Program is free-of-charge and open to girls in grades 5-8. Lunch or dinner is provided and transportation is available from certain locations. Space is limited. Priority enrollment will be given to those enrolling in the full leadership series.
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LiveGirl Leadership Summit: Girls Can Lead
Saturday, April 29th from 10:30 am - 2:30 pm
At Grace Farms, New Canaan
Welcome | Introduce Theme | Icebreaker
Girls explore what it means to be a leader and various forms of leadership.
Keynote Speaker: Caroline Simmons
Simmons is the CT State Representative (D-144th District) and the youngest female legislator in Connecticut state office. Simmons was born in southern Connecticut and earned her bachelor's degree in Government from Harvard College and Master of Arts degree in Middle East Studies from George Washington University. While at Harvard, Simmons played on the varsity lacrosse team and spent a semester studying abroad at the American University in Egypt. After graduating Harvard she worked on Barack Obama's Presidential Transition Team before accepting a job at the Department of Homeland Security. Simmons was elected to the CT House in 2014 and re-elected in 2016.
Lunch | Team-building | Public Speaking
Girls apply key public speaking and campaign principles to create their own platform and “I Can Lead” campaign speech.
Explore Grace Farms | Trails
Open Gym or Community Art (Choice)
Closing | Debrief | Dismissal