This year has been an incredible year of growth for Girls Rock Louisville. With the support of our community, Girls Rock Louisville has gone from a one-week summer camp to programming that is happening all year long.
In the last year, we have been able to rent office, storage, and event space. We obtained new instruments and other necessary music gear. We have introduced expanded programming including two free after school programs (held at Western Middle School and the Parkland Boys and Girls Club), a Ladies Rock program for adults, and GRLcast (the official podcast of Girls Rock Louisville). Beginning in May 2018, we will be offering a free Saturday program in conjunction with English Conversation Club at the Iroquois branch of the Louisville Free Public Library.
Your support has helped our participants use music as a force for change – within themselves, their communities, and societally. We believe in the power of music to help us all navigate, make sense of, and fully enjoy our lives.
Transitioning from a yearly, weeklong camp to a robust organization that serves significantly more participants also means there are significantly higher costs. We need YOU to ensure that Girls Rock Louisville can continue to grow and help youth to learn the power of music as a tool for personal and social change.
YOU can donate safely and securely at this website, or you can write a check payable to Girls Rock Louisville at 902 South Shelby St. Louisville, KY 40203. Thank you for your support! -The Staff and Board of Girls Rock Louisville.
All of our participants either attend our programs at no cost or elect to pay tuition on a self-reporting sliding scale. Please help us continue to offer this accessible, high quality programming by making a donation at a level that is right for you.
Your $5 donation allows us to provide healthy snacks for one participant at camp.
Your $10 donation subsidizes small office supplies, drum sticks, and guitar picks.
Your $25 donation will provide our volunteers with the day-to-day necessities and keep them well fed and hydrated throughout the week. Our volunteers are the heart of our organization and our programming would be impossible without their dedication. Help support our volunteers as they have supported us!
Your $50 donation will help ensure our ability to hold workshops that are both educational, hands-on, and fun! Workshops such as Silk Screening your own Band T-shirt and learning how to solder your own contact microphone help our campers express themselves while providing them with positive, self-esteem-building tools.
Your $100 donation will help us maintain and repair our donated guitars, basses, keyboards, amplifiers, and microphones. It will also help us to purchase equipment to help keep campers playing loud and strong all week!
Your $300 donation will provide a scholarship for one youth to attend GRL Summer Camp! It’s very important to GRL that we provide financial aid to any youth in need who wishes to attend camp. Your donation will help fund this effort and allow us to continue to expand our community each year.
Your $600 donation will go directly to our Financial Aid Fund. Our ability to give financial aid is crucial to the success of our organization. A donation of this amount helps ensure that two rockers, regardless of their ability to pay, will benefit from attending our program.
Your $1000 donation will filter into every part of Girls Rock Louisville, aiding in the many areas where we will need funds to help expand our organization's capacity and and make programming viable and sustainable for years to come.
Here's what some of our former campers and parents have to say about our programming's impact:
"GRL's atmosphere makes me feel more comfortable than anywhere else in the world. I always felt included, and everyone always made me feel like I was important, heard, and valid. At the end of the week last year, I felt proud of myself like I never had before." -GRL camper
“I think if I could have gone to something like GRL it might have changed my life. My daughter loved it.... she made new friends, gained confidence, and GOT TO ROCK.” –GRL parent
“Since camp, she has shown more confidence and has tried a few new things that she before would have hesitated to even think about trying.” –GRL parent
“My camper enjoyed every minute. Not only the musical instruction - she loved the judgment-free atmosphere. Kudos to everyone involved.” –GRL parent
“It provided a safe and welcoming environment for girls at a time they seem to need the most encouragement and positive role models.” –GRL parent
“Please find a way to support and fund this valuable fantastic program. As parents we are tired of the "boys have football, girls have cheerleading" mentality - I WANT MY TAX DOLLARS SPENT ON INITIATIVES LIKE THIS.” –GRL parent
“Girls Rock Camp encourages and maintains a judgment-free zone where girls can learn to be confident, strong, kick-a** musicians, writers and artists. My camper loved it, from the first day to the last.” –GRL parent
"Girls Rock Louisville has shaped my life and made me the person that I am." -GRL camper
Girls Rock Louisville is a charitable non-profit 501(c)(3) organization that seeks to create a world in which girls’ and women’s perspectives, strengths, and expertise are actively celebrated and shape the broader community, and where collaboration is valued over competition and isolation. We view music as a force for change and community building and as an opportunity to develop self-confidence, self-expression, and involvement in social justice.