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 is free-of-charge and open to grades 6-8. Girls will receive a LiveGirlTalk journal. The 10-week series begins the week of February 6 and concludes the week of April 28. 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

Bethel MS                                                Tues 3-4:15                    Colleen Szabo

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

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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