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Building a Girl Movement

It’s An Exciting Time At Girl Be Heard.

What began in 2008 with twelve girls is now a renowned theatre company of 170 girls and a global movement that engages audiences at the White House, United Nations, State Department, TED conferences, and in underserved communities locally and globally.

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Girl Be Heard is uniquely positioned to engage at-risk youth and open up dialogue about social justice issues affecting their communities—from gun violence to sex trafficking. We run both afterschool and weekend education programs in underserved areas of New York City, where all of our girls’ theatrical work is generated. Building self-esteem, growing individual talents (step dancing, singing, rapping, and acting), and empowering girls to become leaders in and advocates for their communities is Girl Be Heard’s unique model and why Girl Be Heard has been so successful.

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Our Mission

Girl Be Heard is a nonprofit theatre company and educational program that brings social justice issues affecting girls center stage by empowering young women to become brave, socially conscious leaders in their communities.

Our Philosophy

If a girl can change her own life, she can change the lives of girls everywhere. We envision a world in which every girl is valued and encouraged to be a leader and change maker.

First Row:
1. 2014 PSA
2. Global Summit to End Sexual Violence in Conflict Zones – Closing Plenary Performance, hosted by Angelina Jolie and UK Foreign Secretary William Hague

Second Row:
3. United Nations Headquarters, Geneva, Switzerland
4. I Am A Girl trailer. Girl Be Heard has created a core-standard aligned curriculum for educators.