GR!DC Board of Directors
The board consists of fifteen great folks that are super devoted to Girls Rock! DC and come with skills and experience that help build capacity, but most essentially, reflect our youth and their potential. The four folks below hold our board leadership positions but all board members coordinate with our volunteer committees and opportunities.
Girls Rock! DC’s Youth Advisory Board
At GR!DC we do all we can to make sure youth voices are heard, and for that, they need to be amplified.
The Youth Advisory Board (YAB) is a group of 5-10 teens that meet to strengthen their communication and leadership skills and make GR!DC more youth-driven. The program aims to give young folks a louder voice in deciding GR!DC’s priorities, direction, and major organizational decisions.
YOUTH ADVISORS ARE:
- 15-18 years old by the first meeting of their cohort;
- former participants in at least one previous Girls Rock program (this includes Girls Rock! DC Summer Camp, Youth Leaders, After-School Program, or a Girls Rock program in a different city);
- passionate about creating change in their community!
The Youth Advisory Board is a year-round leadership opportunity for GR!DC youth.
It is separate from the at-camp Youth Leadership Program, and youth are welcome to apply to both. YAB members DO NOT have to attend GR!DC Summer Camp (though it’s great if they do)!
This program is the first step in creating a permanent, year-round youth decision-making presence at Girls Rock! DC. It was formed to be a leadership body for GR!DC teens, but the exact scope of its work is defined by its members. First and foremost, the Youth Advisory Board will consult with the adult leaders to make decisions about GR!DC’s future priorities and actions.
If you have questions or want to apply to be a YAB member, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
GR!DC Co-Executive Directors
Co-Executive Directors form the core of our paid staff! These positions are year-round and part-time. First, these folks will spearhead the transition of GR!DC from an all-volunteer leadership structure to a paid staffing model. They also develop the strategic plan to support the overall functioning and longevity of GR!DC and manage the daily duties and tasks of GR!DC staff and volunteers.
NONDISCRIMINATION POLICY: Girls Rock! DC does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, national and/or ethnic origin, marital status, sexual orientation, body type, physical ability, gender expression, or other individual identities in the administration of any of its educational programs, admissions policies, scholarships, and other Camp-related policies and programs, as well as volunteer policies and activities. All Camp activities will promote and maintain the personal and emotional safety of all campers and staff. We do not tolerate racism, homophobia, sexism, or other discriminatory behavior or expression.