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.


98% indicated that they would return and recommend LiveGirl to their friends.

“Over the course of the leadership series, I have made some really good friends. It feels empowering to have a network of friends across Fairfield County - just like me! I always feel welcome and good about myself at LiveGirl. And my LiveGirl friends remind me not to sweat the small stuff that happens at school.”
— Ahhsha (Stamford)
“This summit was amazing! My favorite part was being challenged by the exercises, because although it was hard, there were girls everywhere you turned shouting encouragement to push through. I also loved hearing the SparkFire Active story. I now believe that if I can make a small positive spark, it will have a ripple effect and create positive change in the world. And it was super fun getting creative to make a video ad!”
— (Ahhsha Crooks, Stamford Boys & Girls Club, 8th grade)


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.



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