Girls Rock! Rochester is a 501c(3) nonprofit camp dedicated to using music creation and performance as tools for cultivating self confidence in girls and trans youth. At Girls Rock! Rochester we help youth find their voices through unique programming that combines music education and performance; empowerment and social justice workshops; positive role models, and collaboration and leadership skill building. We foster creativity while building a supportive community of peers and mentors, to help girls develop life and leadership skills that will effect positive social change. We are a fully volunteer run organization committed to empowering Rochester’s next generation of female and trans musicians.
Our plan for 2016 and into the future is to expand Girls Rock! Rochester and offer year round programming, including a ladies rock camp and a teen advisory board. We hope to begin employing year-round staff, paying our key instructors, and find a larger office space where we can host programming events, keep Girls Rock! Camp Rochester growing, and get more youth rocking.
By helping Girls Rock! Rochester you are changing the future for Rochester’s youth! We are inspiring girls and trans youth to be who they are and letting them be themselves. Here is a chance to support and encourage girls and trans youth to do what they love and have mentors by their side.
The race is on Saturday, October 1, 2016 beginning at 8:00 am, so save the date and help us ROCK! Sign up to run or walk as part of our team, sponsor a race participant, or come out and cheer us on!