BGRC Teen Council

Leadership. Mentorship. Your Voice Matters.

The BGRC Teen Council represents youth voices in the local community, working collaboratively to contribute to the greater mission of Bellingham Girls Rock Camp.

What is Teen Council?

The Bellingham Girls Rock Camp Teen Council is a 6-month leadership and mentorship program open by application to all youth ages 13-17. No prior experience required. There is no cost. The Teen Council supports the mission and programs of BGRC by working collaboratively to take action on the issues that are important to them. With the support of the Council Advisor, Teen Council members each take a leadership role, together determining goals, projects and actions that they make a reality. In addition to leading self-directed projects, Council members have the opportunity to connect one-on-one with BGRC mentors who provide support in areas including college prep, music industry skills, resumé building, self-management in music, social justice activism and others. The Teen Council also plans and hosts an end-of-year, youth-centered community event.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS (FAQ)

Q: Can I apply if I don’t identify as “girl” or “queer”? Absolutely! This program is open to all youth, regardless of identity.

Q: Can I apply if I don’t live in Bellingham? Yes! BGRC serves all of Whatcom County and beyond.

Q: I don’t have any experience with music. Is this still for me? Definitely! While BGRC uses music education as a means toward self-empowerment and anti-racist action, many other valuable skills are necessary to help fulfill the organization’s mission. 

 

Q: What if I can’t afford it? The Teen Council program is absolutely FREE. 

Interested in becoming a mentor?

More information about being a Council Advisor coming soon!

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This program is supported, in part, by a grant from the Washington State Arts Commission and the National Endowment for the Arts.

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