our mission

Girl Be Heard develops, amplifies, and celebrates the voices of young women through socially conscious theatre-making.

*Gender Inclusion Policy


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.

What Girl Be Heard Offers

- GBH Values

Girl Be Heard is uniquely positioned to engage 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.

Exciting Times

What began in 2008 with 12 girls now reaches over 200 youth each year through year-long programs and thousands more through performances--including at the White House, United Nations, State Department, TED conferences, and in underserved communities locally and globally.


Bring Girl Be Heard To You!

Girl Be Heard offers interactive workshops, performances, and even full after-school programming exploring a variety of topics related to issues that girls and youth are facing around the world. Each is tailor-made to fit the needs and interests of your group.