LiveGirlTalk is a facilitated discussion group that creates a BRAVE SPACE for girls. The small group meets weekly with a teacher/mentor to share concerns and interests. The curriculum teaches girls how to be leaders, building their social emotional intelligence and self-esteem.

February 5 - April 23, 2018 | 10 weeks (SEE SCHEDULE BELOW)

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

The overall goal of LiveGirlTalk is to build social emotional intelligence and self-esteem. In other words, the goal is to help girls truly love and believe in themselves and equip them with the leadership skills necessary to have a positive impact on the world.  This will be accomplished by providing a high dosage of positivity and inspiration over ten weeks, while facilitating the participants’ self-discovery of  their inner LiveGirl, so that upon completion of the program they are prepared to LIVE our leadership values.

• LIVE your true self: Love yourself, believe in yourself, and embrace your original, unique self.

• LIVE brave: Embody resilience and perseverance to overcome obstacles; stand up and speak out for what you believe in.

• LIVE kind: Connect positively with yourself and others and have a positive impact on the world around you.

• LIVE your power: Identify and leverage your inner powers; activate and self-empower to change the world.

("Leadership skills are social emotional intelligence skills.” - Google Leadership Institute)

“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)


February 5 - April 23, 2018 | 10 weeks (ex public school holidays)

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


Location                         Day/Time                      Mentor


Wakeman Boys & Girls Club                 Thurs 3:45-5:00                             Lytasha Blackwell


Greenwich YWCA                                 Mon 3:30-4:45                               Erika Brunwasser

New Canaan

Saxe MS - 5/6th grade                                   FULL                                       Katie Campbell

Saxe MS - 5/6th grade                            Wed 2:55 -4:10                              Katie Campbell

Saxe MS - 7/8th : LiveGirl in Action       Tues 2:10-3:20                               Sarah Nelson


Carver Center                                        Thurs 4:15-5:30                               Sarah Lauture

Roton MS                                              Wed 3:00-4:15                                 Kelisha Dort


Cloonan MS - 7th grade                        Tues 11:15-12                                   Meghan Hoffman

Rippowam MS                                       FULL                                              Caroline Simmons

Stamford Peace                                      Tues 6:30-7:30                                  Juana Yanes

Stamford Boys & Girls Club                 Wed 4:15-5:30                                  Juana Yanes


(Trackside Teen Center)                         Wed 4-5:15                                     Sara Nelson

Please contact us if you are interested in bringing LiveGirlTalk to your school or youth organization.



“We are so grateful for the LiveGirl after-school programs at Saxe. Girls who participate have the opportunity to increase their self-awareness and social awareness. Through discussion and practice they develop their ability to communicate well, make sound decisions, and nurture positive relationships. Parents report an increase in self-esteem in their daughters at the completion of the program. LiveGirl complements our school-wide Social Emotional Learning initiatives beautifully.”
— Sarah Beltran, Saxe Middle School Counselor
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