Willie Mae Rock Camp is a Brooklyn-based organization dedicated to providing music education to more than 600 girls and gender-expansive youth annually within the five boroughs of New York City. Willie Mae seeks to improve the use of technology in their Out-of-School-Time Intensives, including their Summer Camp, After-School Digital Mentorship, and In-School Music Education programs. Although Willie Mae provides a breadth of programming in music production and has purchased extensive music production software, staff have expressed feeling insufficiently trained to properly incorporate the software into the curriculum. With this grant, Willie Mae Rock Camp will provide staff with training in three different music production software programs, curriculum development to incorporate the training into their current programming, and the purchase of a laptop for staff to continue using the software.
With this grant, Willie Mae Rock Camp will train staff on new software, develop relevant curriculum, and purchase new equipment.