GIRLS ROCK'S MISSION: Girls Rock Charleston empowers girls and transgender youth through music education, DIY media and creative collaboration.
GIRLS ROCK'S VISION: We envision a Charleston in which girls and transgender youth…★ Trust and support each other.★ Create the images that represent them.★ Recognize the power and pleasure of their own creativity.★ Use music as a powerful way to communicate and exchange ideas.★ Are encouraged to value collaboration and community over competition.★ Have full control over their own bodies, sexualities, and reproductive health.★ Are safe and encouraged to explore their identities.★ Are able to bring every part of themselves into every moment and are continually affirmed in their wholeness.★ Are valued in a collective community dialogue about what a safe community would look like for everyone.★ We envision a Charleston where girlhood is a celebrated state of being.
NON-DISCRIMINATION POLICY: Girls Rock Charleston values difference and does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, economic status, gender expression, size, physical ability, developmental ability, musical interests, learning styles, nationality, religion, thought, citizenship status, or sexual orientation in the administration of its educational programs, admissions policies, and other camp-related policies and programs, as well as volunteer and employment related policies and activities.
AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAM: GRC is continuing it's new after school program that is based on mentorship, leadership, and music as a platform for social change. Students will learn an instrument, form a band of their own with other students, engage in critical political education focusing on a specific social justice topic, and organize and event where they perform their own original music at a real venue in town. No musical experience is required and all instruments and materials for the program will be provided.
WHEN & WHERE: GRASP (Girls Rock After School Program) will be hosted at Stroble Community Center on the East Side in Downtown Charleston, at 1 Stroble Ln. This program will take place on Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from February 1st-April 28th, with a final showcase on Saturday April 30th.