Fifty applicants will be awarded full scholarships to attend and participate in the 2012 BLACK GIRLS ROCK! QUEENS CAMP. Scholarships, inclusive of room and board, are made possible through the generous support of private donors and corporate sponsors. BLACK GIRLS ROCK! has extended the process to include international students in hopes of fostering a sense of global sisterhood between girls from diverse backgrounds.
Through a selective application process, BLACK GIRLS ROCK! QUEENS CAMP will accept female applicants who exhibit strong leadership qualities, high moral character, and excellent academic standing. For more information, and to download an application, visit www.blackgirlsrockinc.com or call 718.789.ROCK! The application deadline is May 15.
Beverly Bond, Founder and CEO of BLACK GIRLS ROCK! states, "Witnessing the emotional and visible growth in the girls from last year's QUEENS CAMP is the driving force behind my passion to keep the program going and growing." She adds, "With the barrage of media messages hacking away at the self esteem and self-worth of young girls of color, it is imperative that BLACK GIRLS ROCK! continues to empower the next generation of emerging leaders who hail from all over the globe with this unique camp experience."
BLACK GIRLS ROCK! QUEENS CAMP will highlight the importance of personal and collective accountability, teamwork, ties between volunteerism, community building, civic engagement, problem solving, self-reflection, and healthy decision-making skills. In addition to the signature BLACK GIRLS ROCK! DJ 101 workshop, The Empowerment Circle, Taste the World Culinary Culture Series, andSpoken Workshops for creative writing and performance, the curriculum will explore academic enrichment for college prep, career building, and life skills training. The camp offers sports and recreational activities including; hiking, boating, arts, crafts, workshops, and a challenging rope course.
The camp promotes a youth culture of excellence by providing the intellectual support and social skills necessary for our participants to uphold important qualities such as self-confidence, social development and active leadership. Participants leave the camp feeling a deeper commitment to global sisterhood, social responsibility, academic integrity, and self-advocacy.