LiveGirlTalk is a 10-week facilitated discussion group that creates a BRAVE SPACE for girls. The small group meets weekly with a professional mentor to share concerns and interests. The curriculum-based program builds social emotional intelligence and self-esteem, the building blocks of a confident leader.
Our curriculum outline follows:
• (Weeks 1-3) LIVE your true self: Affirmations & loving yourself; Perspective & communication
• (Weeks 4-5) LIVE brave: Building positive relationships & healthy conflict resolution; Embodying resilience & perseverance to overcome obstacles; self-advocacy
• (Weeks 7-9) LIVE kind: Connecting positively with yourself and other; having a positive impact on the world around you
• (Week 10) LIVE your power: Becoming a leader; activating to change the world
The weekly routine includes an icebreaker, topic introduction, 1-2 activities to support the topic, and journaling. Every girl receives a LiveGirl journal in which she captures her reflections corresponds with her mentor.
October 1 - December 14, 2018 | 10 weeks
Open to grades 5-8 | free-of-charge | space is limited
Location* Day/Time Mentor
Wakeman Boys & Girls Club Mon 3:45-5:00 Lytasha Blackwell
McGivney Community Center Fri 4:00-5:15 Lytasha Blackwell
Darien Depot- 6/7th grade Mon 4:15-5:30 Sara Nelson
Greenwich YWCA- grades 6-8* Mon 4:00-5:15 Erika Brunwasser
Saxe MS - 5/6th grade Tues 2:55 -4:10 Katie Campbell
Saxe MS - 7/8th grade Wed 2:10 -3:30 Katie Campbell
New Canaan Library - grades 6-8 Thurs 4:45-6:00 Megan Palladino
Carver Center - 5/6th grade Wed 4:15-5:30 Annette Thompson
Roton MS- grades 6-8 Wed 3:00-4:15 Kelly Idarraga
Cloonan MS - 7th grade Mon 8:20-9:20 Maribel Sandalo
Rippowam MS- grades 6-8 Mon 2:15-3:30 Alison Waller
Stamford Peace Youth- 8/9th Mon 7:00-8:00 Juana Yanes
Stamford Boys & Girls Club Wed 4:15-5:30 Juana Yanes
Toquet- grades 5-8 Thurs 3:45-5:00 Jennifer Devine
Trackside Teen Center- grades 6-8 Wed 4-5:15 Farrell Lindemann
*Membership requirements may apply. For Greenwich YWCA, membership must be processed prior to LiveGirlTalk participation and can be obtained HERE. LiveGirlTalk participants must maintain at least the 6 month "Youth Affiliate" membership.
Please contact us if you are interested in bringing LiveGirlTalk to your school or youth organization.