To empower and equip the next generation of female leaders



Founded in 2014, LiveGirl, Inc. is a Connecticut-based nonprofit organization that builds confident leaders. Our mission is to empower and equip the next generation of brave, inclusive leaders with the skills, community, and connections so that ALL girls may thrive and make a positive impact on the world.


Founded in 2014, LiveGirl, Inc. is a New Canaan-based nonprofit organization on a mission to empower and equip the next generation of female leaders. LiveGirl provides year-round leadership development and mentoring for girls in grades 5-12 proven to build self-esteem, social emotional intelligence and foster diversity.  In 2018, LiveGirl enrolled over 1,200 young women in its free of charge programs in Bridgeport, Greenwich, New Canaan, Norwalk, Ridgefield, Stamford, Waterbury, Westport, and Wilton. In 2019, LiveGirl will partner with the CT Alliance of Boys & Girls Clubs to expand its middle school mentoring program statewide.


We coach girls to embrace their original, quirky selves and to understand that self-confidence comes not from others liking you, but from you loving yourself. Our mentors show them that when they truly believe in themselves, they will become unstoppable and astounding things will happen!
— Sheri West, Founder & Chief LiveGirl
LiveGirl has created an extraordinary “movement” that will transform the lives of these girls lucky enough to be in the reflective glow. Their work is so critical to this specific population of girls...imagine if we can shift them in middle school…and unleash a new generation of confident, BOLD young women...which the world needs tremendously!
Heartfelt thanks and love,
— Patti Russo, Executive Director Women's Campaign School at Yale
“LiveGirl aims to provide each girl with the leadership tools and confidence to conquer the path less traveled despite known or unknown naysayers. By connecting girls to role models and community, we develop inclusive leaders who realize their potential and all they have to contribute to the world.”
— Melika Forbes, LiveGirl Board Member


LiveGirl provides year-round leadership and mentoring programs for girls in grades 5-12 that build social emotional intelligence and self-esteem. LiveGirl's programs provide:

  • Small group mentoring and access to positive role models.

  • Evidence-based programs that build self-esteem and social emotional intelligence, the building blocks of a confident leader.

  • Positive social-emotional development and connectivity to their community through diverse friendships and role models.

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Since 2014, LiveGirl has served nearly 2,400 unique girls, approximately half just in the past year alone. We partner with public schools, the Boys and Girls Clubs of Connecticut and other youth organizations to deliver our programming.  We currently partner with the following organizations and are working to expand our reach:

  • Bridgeport: Cardinal Shehan Center, Wakeman Boys & Girls Club, McGivney Center

  • County-wide: Fairfield County Community Foundation Fund for Women and Girls

  • Darien: Depot Teen Center

  • Greenwich: Greenwich Boys & Girls Club, Greenwich YWCA

  • New Canaan: New Canaan Public Schools, New Canaan Library

  • Norwalk: Carver Center, Norwalk Housing Authority, Norwalk Public Schools

  • Ridgefield: Ridgefield Boys & Girls Club

  • Stamford: Stamford Peace, Stamford Boys & Girls Club, Stamford Public Schools

  • Waterbury (2019): Waterbury Boys & Girls Club

  • Westport: Town of Westport Youth Services, Toquet Teen Center

  • Wilton: Trackside Teen Center

Please email if you'd like to bring LiveGirl to your school or local youth organization!

Our female youth, especially those in the middle school years, need programs just like LiveGirl. LiveGirl emphasizes that they can, and will, reach their goals, if they strive to work hard at what they want. These young ladies, regardless of their background or socio-economic status, deserve the best that life has to offer and LiveGirl exposes them to ideas and people that show them that they are smart, strong and special people.
— Laura Magnotta, Wakeman Boys & Girls Club Program Director

Nuestra Misión

Fundada en 2014, LiveGirl, Inc. es una organización sin fines de lucro con sede en Connecticut que forma líderes confiables. Nuestra misión es capacitar y equipar a la próxima generación de líderes valientes e inclusivos con las habilidades, la comunidad y las conexiones para que TODAS las niñas puedan prosperar y tener un impacto positivo en el mundo.

Acerca de LiveGirl

Fundada en 2014, LiveGirl, Inc. es una organización sin fines de lucro en Connecticut con la misión de capacitar y equipar a la próxima generación de mujeres líderes. LiveGirl proporciona alta dosis de desarrollo de liderazgo durante todo el año y mentoría que fortalece la confianza en sí mismo y fomenta la diversidad. LiveGirl ayuda a las mujeres jóvenes a alcanzar su máximo potencial. Se ha comprobado que los programas de LiveGirl construyen la autoestima y la inteligencia social y emocional, los componentes esenciales de un líder seguro. Los programas del año escolar de LiveGirl son gratuitos y hay becas disponibles para el campamento de verano. LiveGirlTalk (grupo de mentores después de la escuela) se ofrece en Bridgeport, Greenwich, New Canaan, Norwalk, Ridgefield, Stamford, Waterbury, Westport y Wilton. 

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