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Girls Rock Flint
08/06/2018 @ 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
An event every day that begins at 10:00 am, repeating until 08/11/2018
Our mission is to empower marginalized youth in Flint to believe in themselves by providing a supportive environment that fosters self-expression, confidence, and community building through music education and performance. A 5-day summer session run by community volunteers will allow youth ages 10-18 to gain meaningful life experiences of collaboration, problem solving, and leadership as the campers meet and form bands, learn how to play an instrument (guitar, bass, keyboards, drums, vocals, or ukulele), compose original songs, and perform live to their friends, family, and community members. Throughout camp, Girls Rock Flint also provides daily workshops geared toward social justice awareness and community activism, as well as using lunch as an opportunity to discuss healthy eating!
At Girls Rock Flint, we seek to create a supportive community of peers and positive mentors that encourage and teach girls & marginalized youth to be their own music heroes, allowing them to think differently about limits that may be placed on them by our society. Our programming provides unique opportunities that are rarely found elsewhere: we use music as a vehicle to eradicate limiting myths about gender, age, race, and physical ability; we increase access and exposure to music education and hands-on learning; and our programming encourages collaboration, leadership skills, and self-confidence.