Eradicating all the limiting myths about music and gender by helping girls speak up, sing out, and make a lot of noise.
Girls Rock Campaign Boston empowers girls to believe in themselves by providing a supportive community that fosters self-expression, confidence, and collaboration through musical education and performance.
What They Do
Girls Rock Campaign Boston (GRCB) offers a volunteer run summer program for girls aged 8-17. During each session, girls have the opportunity to form bands, learn how to play an instrument (guitar, bass, keyboards, drums, or vocals), compose an original song and perform live at a local rock venue - all in one week’s time. In addition to the band practices and instrumental lessons, GRCB also provides workshops geared towards self-esteem building and self-expression including Self-Defense, Screen Printing, Women in Rock History, and Songwriting.
Girls are rarely encouraged to explore self-expression and creative outlets that are not tied to body image or to meeting strict standards of appearance. Girls are also less likely to be given access to musical and technical instruction or equipment. We have cultivated a supportive community of peers and positive female mentors that encourage and teach girls to be their own rock heroes, allowing them to think differently about limits that may be placed upon them by our society.
Girls Rock Campaign Boston is a 501(c)(3) non profit, feminist organization. By making knowledge accessible and providing a safe space for girls and women, GRCB is a key element in bringing about necessary social change in our community.
GRCB and PRA
Hilken Mancini, a founder of PRA, and Nora Allen-Wiles started GRCB after meeting at the Rock 'n Roll Camp for Girls in Portland, Oregon. Punk Rock Aerobics has raised thousands of dollars for GRCB through fundraising events at venues like the Sinclair, Middle East, and ONCE.