New York (PRWEB) June 24, 2010
Willie Mae Rock Camp for Girls announces a full scholarship, the “Grrl Friend Scholarship,” that includes childcare assistance for Ladies Rock Camp, a three-day, transformative musical experience in New York City this summer. The camp includes free instruction and coaching with songwriting, instrument & vocal classes, and workshops in a supportive community of women. No musical experience necessary.
The “Grrl Friend Scholarship” for Willie Mae Rock Camp is open to anyone currently living in or out of a shelter environment, has been affected by violence and/or is either seeking a place to find her “voice” or is searching for a safe environment for it to be heard. Scholarship includes tuition for one person, and a small childcare stipend for applicants with children.
In order to apply for the “Grrl Friend Scholarship” call Willie Mae Rock Camp at their home office at 347-599-0716 or write info(at)williemaerockcamp(dot)org . A case worker is also free to call and can be assured that no private information will be disclosed.
“We are incredibly honored to offer the ‘Grrl Friend Scholarship’ to a woman who is eager to find and/or raise her voice against violence,” said Karla Schickele, Director of Willie Mae Rock Camp. “The donor, Lisa Hamilton, was at one time a young mother living in a shelter and her generous donation is her way of showing how music can help your heart and soul as well as elevating your spirit,” she adds.
There are two weekend-long sessions with the first occurring from July 30-August 1st and the second August 13th – 15th in the DUMBO section of Brooklyn. For more information about Willie Mae Rock Camp: http://williemaerockcamp.org/lcamp.html.
About Willie Mae Rock Camp
Willie Mae Rock Camp for Girls is a non-profit music and mentoring program that empowers girls and women through music education and activities that foster self-respect, leadership skills, creativity, critical thinking, and collaboration. The organization operates a summer day camp, after school programs, and community events in New York City, serving more than 500 girls and women each year.