Meet Our 2018/2019 Beneficiaries
The Rock ’n’ Roll Camp for Girls, a 501(c)3 nonprofit, builds girls’ self-esteem through music creation and performance. Providing workshops and technical training, we create leadership opportunities, cultivate a supportive community of peers and mentors, and encourage social change and the development of life skills.
Rock ’n’ Roll Camp for Girls values diversity of age, race, economic status, gender expression, size, physical ability, developmental ability, musical interests, learning styles, nationality, religion, thought, citizenship status, and sexual orientation. We promote respect and do not tolerate racism, sexism, homophobia, or other discriminatory behavior or expression.
We welcome individuals who self-identify as female, trans (regardless of identity), or gender non-conforming to apply to be a camper at Rock’n’Roll Camp For Girls.
We welcome individuals who self-identify as female, trans (regardless of identity), or gender non-conforming to apply for Direct Mentorship positions at Summer Camp. We also welcome and appreciate allies of any gender identity to volunteer in Indirect Mentorship Roles.
Bridging Voices (The Portland GSA Youth Chorus) is a youth chorus for gay, straight and questioning youth, ages 13-21, and strives to be a safe, accessible place for youth to experience empowerment and unity through music. It is Portland’s first Queer/Straight Alliance Youth Chorus and is one of the largest choruses of its kind, in the nation.
While it is known as a chorus, it is actually more than that. For queer youth who struggle with identity, family acceptance, bullying at school and other challenges facing sexual minorities, Bridging Voices is hope. For these young adults, the chorus provides a community they more closely identify with and a family of like-minded allies who accept and respect them. As a result, they discover they can finally be who they are meant to be — without excuses or explanations. One of the core principles of the chorus’ mission is to build bridges, not walls and to break down the foundations of homophobia and transphobia through visibility and diversity.