Girls Rock! DC http://www.girlsrockdc.org The future of rock is in your hands! Tue, 18 Jul 2017 19:53:29 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.7.5 Thank you for GR!DC 10! http://www.girlsrockdc.org/2017/07/thank-you-for-grdc-10/ Mon, 03 Jul 2017 15:46:38 +0000 http://www.girlsrockdc.org/?p=2493 Thank you to all the performers, volunteers, supporters and attendees at the showcase!

Please share our story! We are accepting submissions for photos, press/blog coverage, or video to communications@girlsrockdc.org (please remember to add your name to the properties to get receive artist credits!) and follow us @girlsrockdc on Instagram and Twitter or like us on Facebook!

 

If you couldn’t be at the event, hear about our history from these folks:

Official photography coming soon from Farrah Skeiky of Dim Sum Media.

Kojo Nnamdi Show, June 29, 2017

A Womans Bridge, July 1, 2017

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Girls Rock! DC Turns it out at TEN! http://www.girlsrockdc.org/2017/06/girls-rock-dc-turns-it-out-at-ten/ Fri, 30 Jun 2017 13:24:01 +0000 http://www.girlsrockdc.org/?p=2485 Y’all, we are so grateful and losing-our-minds-excited to invite you to this year’s TENTH GIRLS ROCK! DC summer camp showcase!

Doors – 10:30am
Show – 11:00 am

Tix: $12 at the door
Kids 8 and under FREE!

It’s the BEST SHOW OF THE YEAR!

Our birthday wish is to continue creating the safest space possible for our all of our campers to feel included, accepted, seen and heard. For them to create change through music, RISE UP and ROCK OUT.

All week, Girls Rock! DC campers (ages 8-18) are going to be learning instruments, forming bands, writing songs, and gearing up for THIS SHOW. And it’s going to be truly amazing.

~Raffle prizes to win!~
~RISE UP ROCK OUT merch to buy!~
~Rock camp love to last a life time!~

The future of rock is in our hands. LET’S DO THIS!

*Hear about how the camp has grown and changed, listen to our feature on the Kojo Nnamdi Show from Thursday, June 29!

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Volunteer stipends http://www.girlsrockdc.org/2017/05/volunteer-stipends/ Sun, 14 May 2017 13:44:05 +0000 http://www.girlsrockdc.org/?p=2439 Girls Rock! DC is excited to offer all volunteers payment in the form of a stipend for their time and labor during this summer’s programming, including We Rock! Camp and our youth summer camp! By offering stipends for the first time, we hope to make volunteering at GR!DC’s programs more accessible to adults who otherwise would be financially barred from the experience, especially people of color and of other historically marginalized identities.

In recognition of the fact that all labor has value, we will be offering payment based on the amount of time someone volunteers, as opposed to whether they are in a “leadership” role. Since certain types of labor, such as child care and food preparation, have traditionally been considered “women’s work,” and therefore under/nonvaluable, we think it’s important to interrupt this cycle and offer payment to every volunteer, regardless of their role. The general payment structure is as follows:

We Rock! Camp (amounts are for the entire weekend)

  • $200 for full-day volunteers
  • $100 to half-day volunteers
  • $50 for workshop instructors

Youth Summer Camp

  • $500 for full-day volunteers
  • $250 to half-day volunteers    
  • $100 for workshop instructors facilitating sessions for all 3 age groups      
  • For example, if you volunteer a half-day Monday ($50), a full-day Tuesday ($100), a half-day each Wednesday-Friday ($150), and one workshop for all three age groups ($100), the stipend awarded would be $400.

While the stipends are offers and can be refused (as a donation to GR!DC), we encourage anyone who feels they need their stipend to accept it! GR!DC will not require any documentation of financial need.

We recognize that personal experiences are more complex than can ever be expressed through identity categories. At the same time, all of Girls Rock! DC’s programs seek to be a place where those who come from historically marginalized and silenced experiences  have the chance to take up space, stand up, and rock out.

 

When deciding whether you will accept your stipend, we encourage volunteers to keep in mind that marginalized folks across many identities experience systemic financial barriers that have historically prohibited access to experiences such as volunteering at summer camp. These stipends are meant as a starting point towards making camp accessible not only to our youth, but to adult community members as well.

 

We couldn’t do this work without all our amazing volunteers, and we are excited to build with you this summer and beyond!

 

With rock camp love,

 

The GR!DC Leadership Team

 

*Edited June 20, 2017 to reflect feedback we received regarding previously posted pay disparity statistics that were not inclusive or reflective of all experiences and identities.

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Summer Camp 2017! http://www.girlsrockdc.org/2017/04/camper-apps-2017/ Mon, 03 Apr 2017 17:11:00 +0000 http://www.girlsrockdc.org/?p=2389 13177087_10153745892034087_8649336197098785272_n

It’s the moment you’ve all been waiting for!

Applications for Girls Rock! DC’s 10th Anniversary 2017 Summer Camp are now OPEN!!

2017 GR!DC Summer Camp Info:

When: Monday, June 26 – Friday, June 30. Camper Showcase – Saturday, July 1 (location and time TBD).

Where: E.L. Haynes Public Charter School, Georgia Ave campus, 3600 Georgia Ave, NW

Who: Girls, trans, and gender non-conforming youth age 8-18 in the Washington, DC area

HowApply right now! Si desea una solicitud en español, por favor escribe a campers@girlsrockdc.org o llama Michelle a 202-997-1447 por telefono.

Deadline to apply: Sunday, May 7 at midnight.

At Girls Rock! DC’s summer camp, youth come together to learn an instrument, form a band or DJ crew, collaborate to put together an original song or DJ set, and perform their piece at the end of just one week at a local DC venue. No musical experience is necessary to participate in Girls Rock! DC’s summer camp.

Apply to be a Girls Rock! DC camper right now! Please email campers@girlsrockdc.orgwith question or for more information.

Introducing Girls Rock! DC’s First-ever Youth Leadership Program!

We are also happy to announce our first-ever Youth Leadership Program! The Youth Leadership Program is open to returning campers age 16 – 18. Youth Leadership Program participants will help will help us plan our 2017 summer camp, including choosing daily themes, assembly activities and workshop topics.

Click here for more information and to apply for our first ever Youth Leadership Program!(Please note that Youth Leadership applicants must also separately apply for summer camp here. Please email saman@girlsrockdc.org with questions or for more information).

Volunteering at Girls Rock! DC’s 2017 Summer Camp

And for you all you adults, do you want to volunteer at Girls Rock! DC’s 10th Anniversary Summer Camp? Of course you do!

We need all kinds of volunteers with all kinds of experience and skills (musical and non-musical).

Click here for more information and to access the volunteer application.

Deadline to apply – Sunday, May 7 at midnight.

Please email volunteers@girlsrockdc.org with questions or for more information.

We can’t wait to rock out with you this summer!

With rock camp love,

The Girls Rock! DC Leadership Team
Katie, Saman, Frankie, Olya, Laura, Megan, Shelly, Sophie, Ebony, Annie, Jenn, Ruth, Tiik and Jackie

PS – Camper and volunteer applications for GR!DC’s 2017 We Rock! Camp happening Memorial Day weekend are still open! Click here for more info and access to applications!

At Girls Rock! DC, we strive to create the most inclusive, safest space possible for our campers and volunteers in all of our prorams. We do not tolerate racism, sexism, homophobia, transphobia, xenophobia, or any other form of discrimination and bigotry. We also strive to create a volunteer base that reflects the diversity of our youth and community and strongly encourage people of color, people who are queer, gender non-binary and/or trans, and any folks who come from traditionally oppressed experiences to apply to be Girls Rock! Camp volunteers. We ALL need role models.

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Youth Leadership! http://www.girlsrockdc.org/2017/03/youth-leadership/ Tue, 28 Mar 2017 06:18:53 +0000 http://www.girlsrockdc.org/?p=2357
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Dear Girls Rock! DC Community,

We are thrilled to announce that applications for our first ever YOUTH LEADERSHIP PROGRAM are NOW OPEN!

Youth Leaders will be a group of 5-10 teens that meet to strengthen communication and leadership skills as well as to make GR!DC more youth-driven. The program aims to give young folks a louder voice in deciding GR!DC’s programming.

You should apply if:

  • You will be 16-18 years old at this summer’s rock camp (June 26-30, 2017).
  • You have participated in a Girls Rock program at least once before (this includes Girls Rock! DC Summer Camp, After-School Program, or a Girls Rock program in a different city).
  • You care about creating change in your community!

Want more info? Click the link below to learn more and apply to be a Youth Leader right now! 

Click here to find out more and apply to be a youth leader.

Youth leaders will still be campers and will still receive instrument instruction, participate in workshops, and form DJ crews or bands. They will also plan & lead activities including assemblies and workshops!

This summer’s Youth Leadership Program is the first step in creating a permanent, year-round youth decision-making presence at Girls Rock! DC. It was formed to be a leadership body for GR!DC teens, but the exact scope of its work will be explored and defined by its 2017 members. Additionally, this summer’s youth leaders will have the chance to develop into a year-round youth advisory board that will consult with the adult leadership team to make decisions about GR!DC’s future priorities and actions. If you still have questions after taking a look at the application, you can email saman@girlsrockdc.org.

Apply to be a youth leader today! 

Deadline to apply is APRIL 10, so don’t wait!

With rock camp love,

The GR!DC Leadership Team

P.S. Summer camp applications for all campers are coming super soon. Note that YLP applicants MUST also complete the standard summer camp application-apply through the Girls Rock! DC Portal! 

The Fine Print

The meeting dates have not been chosen as we want to pick dates/times that work best for this group of members. So when applying, be sure to give us as much information as possible about your schedule and availability! Remember, youth leaders will begin meeting in the weeks & months BEFORE camp.

Participants will be selected by the GR!DC leadership team on the basis of eligibility and with an aim to ensure that participant’s viewpoints and experiences are reflective of GR!DC’s camper base as a whole. There will be an opportunity for compensation – more information to come!

The Youth Leadership Program will strive to create the most inclusive, safest space possible for all applicants and participants. As is the case at all Girls Rock! DC programs, we do not tolerate racism, sexism, homophobia, transphobia, xenophobia, or any other form of discrimination and bigotry. We also strive to create a YLP that reflects the diversity of our youth and the DC community and strongly encourage youth of color, youth who are queer, gender non-binary, and/or trans, and any folks who come from traditionally oppressed experiences to apply to be Youth Leaders.

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We Rock! Camp applications are OPEN! http://www.girlsrockdc.org/2017/03/we-rock-camp-applications-are-open/ Sat, 11 Mar 2017 17:30:35 +0000 http://www.girlsrockdc.org/?p=2340 WRC2017

Dear Girls Rock! DC Community,

We are so excited to announce that applications for our 3rd annual We Rock! Camp – rock camp for women, trans, and gender non-conforming adults age 19+ are NOW OPEN!

This is your chance to learn the instrument of your dreams! Form the DJ crew that will play all the hottest parties! Perform on stage for screaming fans with your new pals that will for sure be your BFFs!

Sign up for We Rock! Camp right now!

Click here to fill out our camper application.

Click here to fill out volunteer application.

The 411:

When: Memorial Day weekend, Saturday, May 27 – Monday, May 29. The Camper Showcase will be Monday, May 29 in the evening at Black Cat!

Where: SEED School of Washington, 4300 C St, SE

Who: YOU!

We Rock! Camp is just like our youth summer camp, but for women, trans, and gender non-conforming adults age 19 and up. We Rock! campers learn an instrument, form a band or DJ crew, collaborate to write an original musical expression, and perform for a live audience all in one weekend! No musical experience necessary to be a camper at We Rock! Camp. Trust us. It can be done.

Tuition for We Rock! campers is sliding scale: $250 – $1,000. Any amount over $400 is a tax-deductible donation. Your tuition payment will go directly towards supporting our youth programming. Payment plans are available.

$550 is the full tuition cost for one youth camper to attend summer camp.

Camper Application Deadline: Friday, April 7, 2017 DEADLINE EXTENDED TO April 14th!

Notification of Acceptances: On or before Monday, April 17, 2017.

Apply to be a We Rock! camper today!

Want to volunteer? We want you to! We need instrument instructors, band coaches, roadies, food crew, childcare, showcase crew, and workshop instructors. Basically, we need you!

Apply to be a We Rock! volunteer today!

Deadline rolling. All volunteers will be offered a small stipend for their time at We Rock! Camp.

If you have questions, comments, or concerns, first read the fine print below. If you still have questions, please email us at WRC@girlsrockdc.org.

And you should definitely pass this email on or buy We Rock! Camp as a gift for your friends, family, colleagues, neighbors, bus driver, mail delivery person, or anyone else you think might love it. (Which is everyone).

With rock camp love,

Olya, Saman, and Annie on behalf of the GR!DC Leadership Team

P.S. Check out our “Save the Dates” for summer camp and other upcoming events!

The Fine Print

We Rock! Camp will be held Saturday, May 27 and Sunday, May 28 from 9:15 am – 6 pm and Monday, May 29 from 9:15 am – 2 pm with the Camper Showcase Monday evening, location TBD. Campers must attend all of We Rock! Camp to participate. Childcare accommodations can be provided for both campers and volunteers.

We offer instruction in electric guitar, bass, drums, keyboards, vocals (singing and MC/rapping), and DJing. No musical experience is necessary to participate as a camper in We Rock! Camp.

Initial acceptances for We Rock! Camp campers will be sent out on or before Monday, April 17, 2017. They will include instructions for tuition payment. Tuition is sliding scale $250-$1,000. Payment plans are available. Any amount over $400 is a tax-deductible donation to Girls Rock! DC. Your tuition payment will go directly towards supporting our youth programming. $550 is the full tuition cost for one youth camper to attend summer camp.

We accept credit/debit cards and money orders only for tuition payment. No checks will be accepted. Again, payment plans are available–just ask. We have limited space for campers. If you are not accepted initially due to insufficient space, you will be placed on our wait list and notified in the order of when your application was received if space becomes available. Once you have been accepted, tuition payment must be received by Monday, May 15. If we do not receive your tuition payment by May 15, your acceptance will be nullified and your spot will be offered to someone on our waitlist.

While we are called “rock camp,” we welcome adults interested in all musical genres. At We Rock! Camp, we strive to create the most inclusive, safest space possible for our campers and volunteers. We do not tolerate racism, sexism, homophobia, transphobia, xenophobia, or any other form of discrimination and bigotry. We also strive to create a GR!DC community that reflects the diversity of our youth and the DC community and strongly encourage people of color, people who are queer, gender non-binary, and/or trans, and any folks who come from traditionally oppressed experiences to apply to be We Rock! Camp campers and volunteers. We ALL need role models.

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2017 SAVE THE DATES! http://www.girlsrockdc.org/2017/02/2017-save-the-dates/ Sat, 25 Feb 2017 21:13:43 +0000 http://www.girlsrockdc.org/?p=2326

2016 Girls Rock! DC Camper Showcase

More information and applications to follow! Check our Facebook page for the latest updates! 

MARCH 19th:

2016-2017 Winter Semester Girls Rock! After School Program (GR!ASP) Showcase at Black Cat

April 13th:

Diet Cig + Grasp Bands at the Rock n Roll Hotel, $15

 

2016 We Rock! Camp Showcase

April 22nd:

Hat Band Showcase at the Black Cat,$12

 

MAY 27-29th:

2017 We Rock! Camp (for grown-ups) at SEED PCS

 

MAY 29th:

2017 We Rock! Camp Showcase (location TBD)

 

JUNE 26th-30th:

2017 Girls Rock! DC Summer Camp at EL Haynes PCS

 

JULY 1st:

2017 Girls Rock! DC Camper Showcase (location TBD)

 

Questions? email info@girlsrockdc.org

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2016 Girls Rock! DC Camper Showcase http://www.girlsrockdc.org/2016/07/2016-girls-rock-dc-camper-showcase/ Fri, 08 Jul 2016 19:54:16 +0000 http://www.girlsrockdc.org/?p=2287 13603239_10153892668784087_8259500319316163402_o

Buy your tickets now at Ticketfly.

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2016 Summer Camp Volunteer Application is OPEN! http://www.girlsrockdc.org/2016/05/2016-summer-camp-volunteer-application-is-open/ Thu, 26 May 2016 16:21:36 +0000 http://www.girlsrockdc.org/?p=2240 Volunteers: camp can’t happen without you!

Join us for the best week of the year! Let’s make the 2016 Girls Rock! DC summer camp the best year yet! Camp is staffed entirely by volunteers like you, thank you returning volunteers and welcome new volunteer friends! We welcome applicants aged 19 and up to submit their form! We have a variety of positions to fill, many of which do not require any musical expertise.

Volunteer applications received by June 5th will receive priority consideration. All volunteers must be available to attend mandatory training Saturday, June 25 and orientation on Saturday, July 9. Please notify us as soon as possible if you have a scheduling conflict to make alternative arrangements. All volunteers participating during camp week must go through a background check.

The application can be completed online at the direct link here.

Volunteer Kickoff June 5th – More Information here.

If you have any questions or technical difficulties, please contact Volunteer Coordinator Jackie Keller at volunteer@girlsrockdc.org.

 

Call for workshops!

We are also in need of more fabulous workshop ideas and proposals. Workshops need to embody GR!DC’s mission and content should be appropriate for all three age groups (albeit modified based on the age groups). For more information please contact Saman at saman@girlsrockdc.org.

Food Coordinator!

We would love a foodie or experienced cook to help organize our Food Team volunteers! Please indicate your interest on the application!

Childcare!

Please indicate if you have need of childcare during camp! Tell us if you want to HELP with childcare too!

 

More volunteer details and our inclusion policy here: Camp Volunteer Roles!

 

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Volunteers: Call For Workshops! http://www.girlsrockdc.org/2016/05/volunteers-call-for-workshops/ Tue, 10 May 2016 19:34:25 +0000 http://www.girlsrockdc.org/?p=2225 Volunteers: call for workshops!
Other volunteers hold tight! We’ll be sending out another email with volunteer application information soon.
In the meantime, hold the camp week dates and send us your fabulous workshop ideas and proposals!  Workshops should embody GR!DC’s mission and values and content should be appropriate and modifiable for all camper age groups (8­-10; 11-­13; 14-­18), If you’re interested in pitching and instructing a workshop please contact Saman at saman@girlsrockdc.org for more information.
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