GRC just launched the second run of the Girls Rock After School Program (GRASP) in September of 2015, focusing on mentorship, leadership, and music as a platform for social change. Students learn an instrument, form bands with their peers, engage in dynamic workshops focused on a current social justice issue, and perform their own original music at a real venue in town. No musical experience is required and all instruments and materials for the program are provided.
GRASP Spring 2016 will be held at the Stroble Community Center in Downtown Charleston and will take place from February 1-April 28: Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 4:00 – 6:00 pm with the exception of school holidays. The end of program Showcase will be held on Saturday, April 28th.
How to apply:
Application deadline is January 18th, so go ahead and fill it out now!
* Interested in volunteering? Fill out the Volunteer Application also due January 18th!
Questions? Call Micah at 803-984-6215 or Chan at 843-628-6263 for more info
Summer Camp 2015
Each summer, Girls Rock Charleston holds a one-week day camp for girls and transgender youth ages 9 to 17. Campers form bands and take instrument classes in guitar, bass, keyboards, or drums and also participate in workshops about topics such as Feminism 101, Local Social Justice History, Self-Defense, Bodies and Consent, and Resistance Through Art & Music. At the end of camp week, bands perform original songs at a live showcase event in front of family, friends, and Charleston community members.
The Junior Counselor program is open to girls and transgender youth who are of high school age (15-17). Junior Counselors will participate in most of the above mentioned camp activities and also have opportunities to take leadership roles throughout the week. This may include co-teaching instrument classes or workshops, setting up gear throughout the day, helping with morning and afternoon assemblies, and more!
Summer Camp 2015 will once again be held at Septima P. Clark Academy on James Island. Camp week will take place from July 13-17. The end of camp Showcase will be held on Saturday, July 18.
Applications are closed for this summer of camp – thank you!