Fund Camp 2020 (and Beyond!)
Rock n Roll Retreat NYC! is a small music mentorship and social justice summer program aimed at empowering girls and trans youth living in New York City. Our programming is a week-long intensive where youth take workshops, learn instruments, and write original songs, culminating in a showcase where campers perform for their communities. We work to engage our communities and center youth of color (specifically black and/or indigenous youth), trans youth, disabled youth, and low-income youth. Our curriculum includes basic instrument and songwriting instructions, arts and crafts, and social justice education. All our programming includes a strong focus on collaboration. Though music is our chosen medium, our goal is not to make children better musicians, but rather to make them compassionate, empowered citizens of the world with a strong sense of justice. At Rock n Roll Retreat, we center values of community, fairness, liberation, and cultivating “joy as a revolutionary force”. Our volunteers and campers aim to create a braver world through music mentorship, songwriting, and radical joy.
Our work is entirely donation funded, and we need all the help we can get. Our increasingly expensive city is becoming less and less hospitable for do-it-yourself community organizing, despite the fact that its residents need more support than ever. With your donations, we can rent a space suitable for our programming, afford supplies, and keep costs minimal for our campers and their families. If we go beyond our fundraising goal, that money will be used to fund another camp session for summer 2021. We hope you choose to become monthly supporters, and if you donate more than $25 a month, you will receive a shout out in our program! To read more about our programming, and to learn how you can get involved, visit our website here!
We are beyond grateful for any support you can offer. We are so lucky to have such a vibrant and extensive community! Again, we are relying on our community to get this show on the road! Every single donation, no matter how big or small, makes a world of difference. Thank you for furthering the work!
The Rock n Roll Retreat NYC Team!