Girl Be Heard offers it’s Girl Power curriculum in after-school programs at Title 1 middle and high schools that serve free lunch across NYC.
GBH also runs FREE weekend theatre education programs. Learn more about Sunday Workshops.
Building self-esteem and growing individual talents is how we empower young people to become leaders and activists in their communities.
What is Girl Be Heard?
We are a feminist theatre organization that provides free, weekly girl empowerment workshops throughout the school year. Girl Be Heard aims to develop healthy, confident, and self-aware young women as activist-artists who are engaged in their schools and communities.
BUILD YOUR SELF-ESTEEM AND GROW YOUR INDIVIDUAL TALENTS!
Who is it for?
Young women, girls, and gender trans/gender-nonconforming youth (ages 12 to 21), especially those interested in strengthening their skills as artists/activists through performance, writing, and self-expression. No experience needed!
Empower yourselves to become leaders and activists in your own communities.
Girl Be Heard provides:
• A safe space within the school facility where participants can connect with one another, creatively address issues they care about, and learn how to artistically express their opinions
• Support in strengthening participants’ personal voice through ensemble-based theatre, storytelling, spoken word, and writing
• Development of critical thinking skills, social justice perspectives, sense of co-responsibility, individual creative identity, and artistry
• Opportunities for participants to connect with a broader community of positive, powerful young women through Girl Be Heard activities beyond the classroom, as well as travel and paid performance opportunities upon completion of program
• Healthy snacks!
when does it take place?
Weekly sessions will be held starting in September and ending in May. Participants also take part in two city-wide performances throughout the year— Unplugged (December) and Staging the Revolution (May)—and other field trip/community engagement opportunities in the spring.
Check out more of what we do at Girl Be Heard!
Girl Be Heard's
GBH expands its theatre company each year through community-based programming in Manhattan and the Bronx. This ensemble meets weekly for a year to develop as artist/activists, ending the year with a collaborative performance.
Examples of social justice issues:
Black Lives Matter
GBH promotes racial, gender, and economic empowerment... by providing you the New York City’s youth with a unique social justice education and mentoring program that tackles the obstacles you face and provides you with strategies to overcome them.