Our leadership summits bring 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 summits feature a keynote speaker, mentoring, & fun team-building activities.

Open to grades 5-8 | free of charge | space is limited

Friday, September 20th | 5:30-7:30pm | Stepping Stones Museum

Parent/Daughter Open House w/ Alyson Gerber

Monday, November 4th | 6-8:30pm | Wakeman Boys & Girls Club

CT Alliance Boys & Girls Club Summit w/ Dr. Jackqueline McLean (Dentist, Business Owner)

Tuesday, Nov 5th | Election Day | 11 am - 2pm | Grace Farms, New Canaan

w/ Krishna Patel 

Friday, Dec 6th | 5:30-8:30pm | Westport Toquet Teen Center

Nicole Lindsay, VP Diversity & Inclusion Mastercard [TBD]
With service project

“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)
“It was an honor to be part of “Your Voice Matters” leadership summit. I was impressed with the girls’ interest and enthusiasm and your enthusiastic coaching. You certainly have engaged all those young women in meaningful ways to make their voices matter.”
— Jane Eyes, League of Women Voters


Friday 4/5 (5:00-7:30 pm) at Grace Farms (New Canaan)***- Time change

 “Your Voice Matters” featuring CWEALF & State Representative Caroline Simmons

Monday 1/21 (MLK Day 11 am - 2pm) at Boys & Girls Club Stamford

  featuring Alicia Robinson, Turnaround Arts Bridgeport

Wednesday March 6th (2:45 - 4:00pm) at Weston Middle School Library

 “Live Your True Self” (co-sponsored by Weston Youth Services)

Friday March 8th (5:30-8:30pm) at Stepping Stones (Norwalk)

  “The Power of Creativity” featuring Curious Jane


Friday, March 9th @ 5:30-8:30 pm “Live Brave”

Featuring CEO/Founders Panel (CEOs from STRONG Magazine, Amazing Girls Science, LiveWell Design)

Also includes teambuilding, dinner, and a peformance by Creative Youth Productions

Location: Stepping Stones Museum (Norwalk)

Monday, April 23 @ 3:30-5 pm "Live Your True Self"

Featuring Sheri West, LiveGirl Founder & CEO

Location: Toquet Hall Teen Center (Westport) *Sponsored by Town of Westport Youth Services

Friday, April 27th @ 4:30-6:30 pm “Your Voice Matters” 

Featuring Caroline Simmons (CT Congresswoman), Kate Farrar (CWEALF Executive Director), and
Jane Eyes (League Of Women Voters of CT)

Learn about the top legislative priorities that affect girls and women, select the one that means most to you, & join your peers in developing a call to action!

Also includes a campfire & s'mores!

Location: New Canaan Nature Center

Wednesday, May 2 @ 2:15-3:30 pm "Find Your Voice" 

FIND YOUR VOICE “When the whole world is silent, even one voice is powerful.” - (Malala)

What is your call to action? This powerful workshop shines a light on some accomplished female role models and coaches girls on how to amplify their voice and be heard. 

Location: Saxe Middle School

Friday 10/5 (5:30-8:30pm) at Stepping Stones Museum (Norwalk) - REGISTRATION CLOSED

  “Find Your Voice” featuring Anna Ritchie, VP Social Media Pepperidge Farms

   + Cara Rothenberg, Producer, HooplaHa - Only Good News

Tuesday 11/6 (Election Day 10 am - 2pm) at Grace Farms (New Canaan) - REGISTRATION CLOSED

 “Girl Powerful” featuring Mariam Gates, NY Times Bestselling Author & Founder KidPower Yoga

Friday, December 7 at Westport Toquet Teen Center

“Live Kind” featuring Ashley Gaudiano