AFTER-SCHOOL


Staging the revolution

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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.

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Check out more of what we do at Girl Be Heard!

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weekend Programs


Girl Be Heard's

Girl power

Sunday workshops

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.

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Examples of social justice issues:

Women’s Rights

LGBTQ

Immigration/DACA

Mental Health

Gun Violence

#MeToo/TimesUp

Black Lives Matter

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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.


 
 
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Girl Be Heard After-School Map