“Girls Rock Campaign Boston gives me an outlet to be loud and proud to be a girl; a place where my opinion matters.”
Girls Rock Campaign Boston helps girls recognize their power and transcend society’s limitations. Telling a girl that she will be able to perform in front of hundreds of people only five days after she first picked up a guitar seems impossible. But when she screams into a microphone, bashes a drum kit, or turns her electric guitar up as loud she wants, she is doing more than playing music, she is learning that she has power and that she can accomplish anything.
GRCB runs week-long summer sessions where 130 girls, ages 8-17, receive technical instruction on bass, guitar, drums, keyboard, or vocal, form bands, and write orignal songs. But GRCB's programs are about way more than just rocking out!
Music education is only one piece of the GRCB mission. We provide an interactive, hands-on approach to teaching abstract skills like confidence, collaboration and persistence. We create space where girls are encouraged to sing out, speak up, and make a lot of noise. As one of the few organizations providing music and community building as a tool to empwer girls, GRCB addresses an important need in Greater Boston.
In addition to our innovative summer programming, during the school year we provide weekly after school program, Club GRCB, for girls in 6th-12th grades that includes workshops and band practice and GRCB BEATS, an in school, after school program that combines art, technology and music, currently serving youth in Somerville and Dorchester, MA.
There is no experience necessary to participate in any of our programs and all equipment is supplied. All lessons, band practices, and workshops are facilitated by female volunteers in order to provide positive role models for our participants.
Learn more at: www.girlsrockboston.org
Nora Allen-Wiles, Co-Founder & Executive Director
2018 Charity Warrior
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