Youth Activism Project:
GRCB is seeking volunteers to support GRCB’s Youth Activism Project (YAP)! YAP is a free opportunity for girls and youth with marginalized gender identities, ages 13-17 or grades 8-12, to build a supportive community, expand leadership and research skills, and work together to change the status quo. YAP volunteers support YAP youth in their creative and social justice endeavors, in a virtual meeting space!
Youth involved will identify an issue that is important to them, research the issue, share their findings with the community, and take action to make change through activism and creative expression.
This program is facilitated by GRCB but the issues, education, and action will be youth led.
FALL TERM: youth worked together to identify “school policing and structural racism” as their research topic and collected data.
WINTER TERM: youth will make meaning out of the data collected and create a workshop or educational event to share their findings with the community.
SPRING TERM: youth will take action to make change around their issue through activism and creative expression. This could look like a protest, a social media campaign, a resource toolkit, a day of action, a video, an artwork, a performance. It WILL be awesome.
SUMMER 2021: During an optional intensive, YAP youth will take what they have learned and use this process on GRCB itself. YAP will identify an issue of concern for GRCB youth, conduct research on how well GRCB is addressing this issue, and present their findings to the staff and Board of Directors. This process will make sure youth voices guide the future and decisions of GRCB.
Girls Rock Campaign Boston is looking for volunteers to Band Coach amazing BEATS bands!
BEATS is our in-school after-school program. During BEATS girls and youth with expansive gender identities create music electronically, write and perform original songs, record, create music videos and so much more!
Volunteers act as band-coaches to duos or trios of young musicians and support them on their creative journey. You do not need to have any experience with electronic music to volunteer for this program.
ADDITIONAL VOLUNTEER INFORMATION:
-All volunteers must be at least 18 years of age at the time of the BEATS session.
–GRCB is committed to creating an inclusive environment that supports and welcomes a wide range of marginalized gender identities and expressions. Girls, women, transgender, and gender nonconforming or gender-expansive youth and adults are all part of this community. We recognize that gender is a spectrum, and that language is slow to catch up, so if you feel like this space is for you, it likely is.
-Space for volunteers is limited, please apply early for best consideration.
-All new volunteers will be interviewed and a background check is required for volunteers working with youth.
-All volunteers must attend our mandatory volunteer orientation for their session.
Girls Rock Campaign Boston does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, national and/or ethnic origin, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, mental or physical ability, in the administration of any of its educational programs, admissions policies, scholarships, and other GRCB-related policies and programs, as well as volunteer and employment-related policies and activities.