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Yum’s Top Fundraiser Goal

by Jenny Yum

Supporting: Help Us Rock! for Girls Rock Charlotte

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The annual Girls Rock Charlotte fundraiser is here! In 2016, Sarah was the top fundraiser, I took that spot from her in 2017 (haha), and this year we decided to make it a family affair by joining forces and targeting a collective $3,000 goal for The Yums.


Girls Rock Charlotte is an amazing organization, and the Yums have deep connections with this organization. I had the privilege of joining their board in 2016, and Sarah gives her time as their current Volunteer Coordinator. They have been advocating loud and proud for equality. They are a small organization, that centers around teaching ALL girls and gender diverse youth how to use their voice through the vehicle of music & film (film camp added this year). I was most impressed by their encouragement and advocacy for trans girls and gender diverse youth to be a part of their programming, during a time when there was and is major discrimination to our trans community. They also continue to provide scholarships to 50% of their campers, and provide a sliding scale for tuition to ensure folks have equitable access to the camp, regardless of financial resources.

The heart of the program is a week long summer camp, and 2018 is a big year for us, as it will be the first year we are doing a Film Camp. During the week-long camp, the girls will form a band/crew, create a song/film together, and perform/show it at the end of the week. Throughout the week, the girls also take several seminars on advocacy, using their voice, and on just how to be an all-around rockin? feminist. Bank of America is also the presenting sponsor of the Teen Summer Camp Concert this year on August 11th.

Girls Rock Charlotte is an eligible organization for Bank of America?s matching gifts program (don?t forget to submit your match). 

Thank you for all your support!!

Help us to teach every youth to rock their voice and power in 2018! Our summer camp scholarship fundraiser is for the 35+ deserving kids and teens who will be rocking the stage and our new film camp this year!!

We are proud to offer this inspiring experience to many deserving families and youth throughout the Charlotte region! Help us to rock this fundraiser for them!!

"My daughter has attended GRC for the past 2 summers. She loves everything about it! This camp is so beneficial to her in so many ways. Not only does she get to make new friends and learn how to play an instrument she also learns many beneficial life long lessons. It helps mold her into being a strong smart and confident person. We thank you all for the wonderful experiences before and hopefully many more in the future! Thanks to everyone for all you do!," from a parent of a scholarship camper.


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