To empower and equip the next generation of female leaders


Our Mission

Our mission is to empower girls through year-round leadership development and mentoring that builds self-confidence and fosters diversity. LiveGirl helps young women, especially those who need us most, realize their full potential.

About LiveGirl

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.

our impact

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

What We Do

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.


Who We Serve

To date, LiveGirl has served over 2,200 girls. We partner with public schools, the Boys and Girls Clubs of Fairfield County, and other youth organizations to deliver our programming. We currently partner with the following organizations:

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

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

Redding: Boys & Girls Club of Redding-Easton

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

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