Girls Rock Birmingham
Girls Rock Birmingham is a week-long non-profit music education and empowerment program for girls ages 9 to 16. It was founded in 2014 as a local affiliate of the international "Girls Rock" organization by Lindsey Shante and Shelly Ann Edge. Through creative workshops, participants learn skills and build self-esteem. The program's songwriting and performance focus is expanded with sessions on self-image, yoga, self-defense, design, marketing and screen-printing.
Most of the camp's sessions are led by volunteers. Financial aid is offered to participants from lower-income households and all experience levels are welcome. Camp sessions are held at WorkPlay.
- "Girls Rock Birmingham holds second annual Summer Rock Camp for girls." (July 21, 2016) The Birmingham News
- Vaughan, Katy Joy (July 27, 2016) "Neighborhood Tastemaker: Shelly Ann Edge of Girls Rock Birmingham." selectmyspace.com
- Gustafson, Beau (September 1, 2016) "Girls Rock Birmingham empowers girls on stage." B-Metro
- Girls Rock Birmingham website