Dear Beloved Community and Supporters,
Now that fall is steadily approaching winter, it’s hard to remember the sweaty July afternoons when we were all crammed into venues, standing shoulder to shoulder with friends and neighbors, eagerly awaiting the beginning of a Girls Rock NC showcase.
But we were there, handkerchiefs in hand, ready for the feelings; gloriously lifting each other up with chants of “Hey, friends! What’s your instrument?” and the joyful chorus of “IT’S MY VOICE!” yelled back in response; waiting with anticipation to see all the brilliant young folks—girls, gender non-conforming youth, and trans youth—conquer the stage with their anthems of self-empowerment and pizza.
Do you remember the feelings of joy, pride, and awe you experienced watching those young folks perform? We do! And, we couldn’t have organized all the camps and hosted all the showcases without YOU!
Your support means everything to us, and we are so grateful. You made all of those warm feelings that bolster us through the winter possible!
This year has been one the best years yet for Girls Rock NC. Thanks to you and your support, this year has risen above as one of the best years on record.
GRNC ran SIX day camps, our very first youth-organized-and-led overnight camp, a successful adult rock retreat weekend, and reintroduced our after school program!
Again, we couldn’t have done any of this without you! You, our community, is what keeps our programs running and our doors open. Thank you!!!
This summer we served more than 350 campers in our seven weeks of programming, and around 30% of our campers come to camp thanks to scholarship support. Girls Rock NC’s programs are important. Each day, women, girls, gender non-conforming, trans, and marginalized youth are fighting to be heard and to make space for their experiences to be validated. Girls Rock NC works to make safer spaces for our campers to be heard and to grow together.
We do this with your help and through the use of music and collective learning to build confidence, community, and collaboration.
Please help us continue to offer this important programming by donating this holiday season. Your support will allow us to serve more women, girls, trans folks, and gender non-conforming youth. We want everyone who wants to come to Girls Rock NC summer camps to have access to them.
Help us build our programs and offer the rock camp experience to young folks who might not otherwise be able to afford it!
- Send a kid to camp! Sponsor a camper for $375.
- Get an instrument into a kid’s hands! Sponsor an instrument.
- Help us continue to build our programs! A one-time donation of any amount will help us get there!
We have big dreams—and you can help us get there. Donate now to help get more kids to camp!
Thank you so much for your support!
Warm wishes,K. Collier ReevesExecutive DirectorGirls Rock NC
P.S. Donating on someone’s behalf makes for a great holiday gift! Connect with us, donate today, and make a difference for a camper and for the life of Girls Rock NC.