Our Mission

Girls Rock Detroit is a community organization dedicated to fostering creative expression, positive self-esteem and community awareness for girls, women, gender expansive, and transgender people through music education and performance. By encouraging creativity, confidence, and collaboration in a supportive environment, we strive to empower young people to challenge preconceived notions of what they can do, what they can become, and become engaged members of our communities. We believe it is crucial that all young people have access to equipment and instruction regardless of their socio-economic background, religion, race, gender identity, sexuality or ethnicity.

Camper smiling while holding Girls Rock Detroit sticker
Camper DJing at Girls Rock Detroit showcase

Who We Are

Girls Rock Detroit, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, was founded in 2014 by Rosalind Hartigan, Melissa Coppola, and Willa Adamo, who met while volunteering at Girls Rock! Chicago

Supporting Youth

Girls Rock Detroit is an active member of the national Girls Rock Camp Alliance , and received 501(3)(c) status in February 2016. Since the first camp, we have served 163 youth in our rock camp program and built a community of 150+ volunteers that give their time mentoring and supporting campers.

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