GIRLS ROCK! IOWA CITY is a 501(c)(3) non-profit community organization dedicated to fostering creativity and self-esteem through musical instruction and expression. Through our programming, we offer female- and trans-identified youth ages 8-16 an opportunity to gain technical and musical skills that enable them to express their ideas with the support of a community that values their unique perspective. By providing this programming, we hope to start a conversation that challenges assumptions about what girls can do and become.
Our week-long day camp allows campers to form bands and write an original song. At the end of camp, bands perform their original songs at our showcase, an event that is open to the public and attracted more than 150 people in 2016. Songs are then recorded in the studio at the United Action for Youth, and recordings are made available to campers and the public.
In addition to our week-long camp, We offer Saturday morning workshops through the United Action for Youth. These workshops cover topics like journaling and creative writing, zine-making, and self-defense.
This is where you come in! Our volunteers are the heart of our camp. Whether you're an experienced musician or you've never touched an instrument in your life, we would love your help making Girls Rock 2019 a wonderful experience for our youth!
GR! IC 2019 will be Monday-Sunday, June 24-30 at Zion Lutheran Church.