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 TBD
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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SAMPLE AGENDA (from May 13, 2016)
Career Mentor – New York Times Bestselling Author, Lauren Oliver
Meet a talented and inspired author and learn about her writing and publishing process. Q&A
Leadership – Public Speaking (Kate Parker-Burgard, Director of the Center for Leadership, St. Luke's School)
Learn the four basic elements of public speaking and gain the confidence to express yourself! The ability to speak confidently and effectively is a crucial skill.
Campfire (Dinner & S'mores) & “Just Been There” Mentoring
Enjoy dinner over a campfire followed by Q&A in a small group with our high school mentors. This is your opportunity to ask questions and hear tips on how to handle the middle school drama and more.
Night Hike / Team-Building
Experience the forest at night! An adventure guide will lead us through the woods to visit the vernal pools and ponds to listen for the peeps and croaks of frogs and other amphibians that let us know spring is in full swing.