LiveGirlTalk is a facilitated discussion group for middle school girls designed to empower and foster self-confidence and allow for genuine self-expression through sharing and creative activity.  The small group meets weekly with a trained facilitator to share concerns and interests, thus providing an opportunity to connect with other girls and talk in a safe environment without judgment. Discussion topics include:  being a girl, self-confidence & body image, relationship to self/family/friends, celebrating differences, bullying, conflict resolution, communications, goal setting, and career exploration.

“LiveGirlTalk gives me a safe space to open up and discuss issues that are causing me stress. I enjoy the creative activities and sharing with other girls like me.”
— Brynne (New Canaan)



     LiveGirlTalk (After School Mentoring)

    10 Weeks 9/25 - 12/4

    LiveGirlTalk is free-of-charge and open to grades 6-8. Girls will receive a LiveGirlTalk journal. The 10-week series begins the week of September 25 and concludes the week of December 4. Groups will not meet on public school holidays.

    Location                                                  Day/Time                       Mentor

    Saxe MS (6th gr)                                     Wed 2:55-4:10                Katie Campbell

    Saxe MS (7/8th gr)                                  Wed 2:10-3:25               Sara Nelson

    Wakeman Boys & Girls Club                   Tues 4-5:15                     Lytasha Blackwell

    Shehan Center                                          Thurs 4-5:15                  Lytasha Blackwell

    Carver Center                                           Wed 4:15-5:30               Sara Nelson

    Stamford Boys & Girls Club                     Wed 4:30-5:45                Michelle Soto

    Boys & Girls Club of Redding-Easton      Wed 4:30-5:45                Colleen Szabo

    Community Centers Inc. of Greenwich     Wed 4:30-5:45               Michele Mason

    Stamford Rippowam MS                                  TBD                            TBD

    Wilton                                                              TBD                            TBD

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    LiveGirlTalk fosters self-confidence and teaches the leadership and conflict resolution skills necessary to navigate middle school. The girls have fun while talking through the different challenges they face in middle school. The LiveGirlTalk Mentors serve as essential positive role models for the girls.
    — Jeff Pytlak, Stamford Boys & Girls Club Program Director