Girls Rock! DC’s Youth Leader program gives young folks a louder voice in GR!DC’s vision.

Youth Leaders are teens that meet to strengthen communication and leadership skills as well as make GR!DC a more youth-driven program. In 2023, Youth Leaders will also participate in the Young Artist Mentorship Program!

Our Youth Leaders are a group of 5-10 teens that help form Girls Rock! DC’s priorities, direction, and organizational decisions.

Interested in becoming a Youth Leader? Email us today!

Our Youth Leadership Initiatives strive to create the most inclusive, safest space possible for all applicants and participants.

As is the case at all Girls Rock! DC programs, we strive to create a leadership team that reflects the diversity of our youth and the DC community. This means that we do not tolerate racism, sexism, homophobia, transphobia, xenophobia, or any other form of discrimination and bigotry and we actively work against these forces in our community. We strongly encourage youth of color; youth who are queer, gender non-binary, and/or trans; and any folks who come from traditionally marginalized experiences to apply to be Youth Leaders.

Email us to learn more about becoming a Youth Leader!


Youth Leaders commit to working with Girls Rock! DC for a minimum of six months. They can serve multiple terms, there is no limit. They will spend 4-8 hours per month on Youth Leader responsibilities and opportunities. Youth Leaders will be compensated for their hard work with a stipend.

Youth Leaders meet by zoom or in person one or two times per month for about two hours each with other Girls Rock! DC adult leaders to discuss Girls Rock! DC programs, usually on a weekday evening or weekend afternoon. Youth Leaders help with outreach for Girls Rock! DC. Youth Leaders also have the opportunity to design and lead workshops and other activities throughout the year. In 2023, the Youth Leader Program includes the Young Artist Mentorship Program: GR!DC adult mentors will guide Youth Leaders in their own musical projects outside of camp, developing songs, and introducing these leaders to key parts of DC’s music community!

Interested in being a Youth Leader? Email us today!

“Youth leadership is empowering because Girls Rock is for girls [and trans and gender nonconforming youth] and is now run by girls [and trans and gender nonconforming youth].”

Annabelle WYouth Leader & 2017 camper

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.