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December 15th, 2016

Turn It Up for 2016!

It’s almost the end of 2016 and we hope that you will once again support the Fairness Fund and all of our young rockers with a year-end gift. This month our goal is to raise $20,000 so that we can create a bedrock of support for girls and gender non-conforming youth to take up space, tell their stories and make noise in the world.

You can help make a lasting impact with a year-end gift of $11,  $50, $111 or $1,111  to help us reach our goals, amplify our programs, give even more scholarships and sustain the vital space that rock camp creates. Yes! I want to help TURN IT UP for 2016!

November 8th, 2016

The 2017 Arts & Activism Program and Fellowship

This FREE after-school and summer program provides an exciting opportunity for teens to learn about the powerful combination of music and social justice, develop practical journalism and new technology skills and most importantly, have fun!

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October 29th, 2016

Turn It Up to 11 at Rhythm & Soul!

Join us for our biggest party of the year and annual fundraising event THIS FRIDAY at A Little Bit of Rhythm and A Lot of Soul, on December 2, 2016 at Roulette in downtown Brooklyn. Our 11th anniversary celebration and benefit boasts celebrity honorees, rad camper band performances, delicious bites, specialty mocktails + cocktails, music, dancing and good times for a great cause.

Get your tickets here!

July 17th, 2016

We Run

Join our team of runners in the Brooklyn Rock ‘n’ Roll Half Marathon on Saturday, Oct 8th in support of our Fairness Fund! Do you love to run? Do you love rock camp? It’s not too late to join the Girls Rock! Team. For more info, drop a line to
info@williemaerockcamp.org.

May 12th, 2016

Volunteer at Rock Camp this Summer!

We are still accepting volunteer applications for this summer, so check out all the info about volunteering here, and sign up today!

March 3rd, 2016

Gigs for Girls!

 

Calling all bands! Did you know we have a musician-friendly fundraising campaign?

Our Gigs for Girls campaign is a call to musicians and musical performers to donate some or all of the proceeds from one show to Willie Mae Rock Camp for Girls. Your donation will support all of our year-round, sliding scale programs which are dedicated to music making, collective voice raising, safer spaces and genderjustice. 

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December 28th, 2015

Support Our Programs!

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Your gift will benefit our Fairness Fund, which provides sliding scale tuition and full scholarships. Help us ensure that all girls and gender non-binary/non-conforming youth can attend our award winning music education programs, regardless of household income.

Yes. I want to help support young rockstars!


December 3rd, 2015

Rhythm and Soul 10th Anniversary Bash

A Little Bit of Rhythm and A Lot of Soul, WMRC’s star-studded 10th anniversary celebration in December, was a huge success. The event honored Santigold, Kathleen Hanna and Sara Landeau, Carla Miller, Chiara de Blasio, and DJ Rekha. Check out the photos here.

November 16th, 2015

Listen Now! Arts & Activism Podcasts

Two of the podcasts that came out of the Arts & Activism program are now available for free streaming & downloading!

Music of the #BlackLivesMatter Movement by Marie Damus

 

Get Ready to Roll!(an introduction to Roller Derby) by Lillian Baker

 

or check them out here: http://williemaerockcamp.org/media/podcasts/

October 12th, 2015

Listen! Harsh Crowd’s EP

We are proud that Harsh Crowd, the longest running band that formed at camp, was recently featured on AFROPUNK, and has become the first camper band to release an EP! We love that we get to mentor them at our year-round practice space and we’re so thrilled that their EP totally rocks! Listen on their bandcamp here!