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