Girls Rock Fort Worth exists to empower girls, women and gender nonconforming folks of all backgrounds and abilities through musical education, performance and workshops. Our goal is to provide them with a positive and supportive community of peers and mentors to enhance their self-esteem and encourage social change. We value Creativity, Community, Equity, Openness & Providing a Safe Space.
At camp, participants learn an instrument, form a band, write an original song, attend workshops and perform live all in one week. We strive to provide them with a safe space to explore and express themselves authentically in a judgement free zone. We encourage them to get loud, take up space and let go of society's expectations of what it means to be a girl.
We believe that representation matters.
Representation of girls in the rock music industry and culture has always been the exception rather than the rule. As much as we'd like to think that all things are equal now, reality shows us that girls and women still have an uphill battle in the world of rock music as well as in many other fields.The strength of GRFW is its focus on female empowerment; music is the vehicle for positive messaging. We show young girls that they can write music, play instruments, sing and perform as well as anyone who puts her mind to it. We're working for a better future for girls who want to rock in whatever endeavor they choose. We reserve positions of leadership for women and gender conforming individuals, especially those working directly with our campers. We strongly believe that "you can't be what you don't see." So our hope is that when they see our volunteers, they are inspired to pursue roles in leadership in whatever field they wish.
We will continue to expand our programming to offer more camps and year round programming.
-- Returning Camper
"Thank you, thank you, thank you for giving my daughter a truly positive and life-changing experience!"
"Volunteering at Girls Rock Camp was super important to me because I wish I had this when I was growing up. Teaching campers that beauty is not their only worth and that being different isn't anything to be ashamed about. My favorite part was watching the girls come together, come out of their shells and rock out on stage. I don't know what I would have done without volunteering with GRFW."