New Canaan nonprofit LiveGirl inspires confidence in girls and young women
A New Canaan nonprofit organization is uplifting and instilling confidence into young girls to build well-equipped future leaders.
Sheri West founded the nonprofit LiveGirl in 2014.
"It's so important to celebrate women's achievements, to increase visibility and also to call out inequality," said West.
LiveGirl provides skills, mentors and most importantly - access.
Each program is geared toward what young people need, according to their age, always encompassing empowerment and building confidence.
Kiana White joined LiveGirl last fall and is now an intern and student board advocate.
"This whole idea that women are incredible, and we can do anything we put our minds to," said White.
As a senior at the University of New Haven, with a focus in Human Resources, she feels like the organization has amplified her potential.
"Do not be afraid to step out on faith and step out on that opportunity, if they say you can't, you can and if they say you won't, you will," she said.
"This is exactly what LiveGirl does, we see the transformation of young girls," said Executive Director of LiveGirl Veronica Delandro.
The program is free, and doors are always open, not only for girls and young women, but also for professional women who can volunteer their time to serve as role models.
To date, LiveGirl has reached more than 14,000 young women.