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Girls Rock Athens is a non-profit organization dedicated to empowering girls, women, Trans, and non-binary Folks of all backgrounds and abilities through music education, creation, and performance. We provide leadership opportunities, build self-esteem, and provide People of marginalized genders with a safe place to express themselves. 


Our core values:

As a youth-serving community nonprofit organization, Girls Rock Athens envisions a reality that fosters opportunity, joy, and self-determined prosperity across all genders, socio-economic classes, ethnicities, and identities.  To this end, we:

-provide leadership opportunities, build self-esteem, and provide a safe place for personal expression
-strive for a community that celebrates diversity and the thriving of intersecting identities
-question power structures that disenfranchise members of community based on identity
-promote activism in support of positive social norms to the collective benefit of all

In service of these core values, we:

-are committed to nurturing a camper and volunteer infrastructure that is grounded in equality by providing a space that is accessible to all regardless of ethnicity, gender identity, religious/political affiliation, socio-economic status, abilities, or primary language
-partner with organizations, individuals, and intimate communities to uplift the goals and needs of the people of Athens
-prioritize buying local and supporting organizations within our community
-strive to ensure that participants, volunteers, staff, and board of directors reflect the demographics of the community, with an emphasis on recognizing cultural competence

As a member organization of the Girls Rock Camp Alliance, GRA honors the work of the Alliance and other member camps by incorporating their goals into our current and future goals. To learn more about the work of the Alliance, please visit http://girlsrockcampalliance.org/


 

 

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