Yes, it\'s that time of year again...NYC Rock Camp (NYCRC), is raising money for our 2012 camp and we need your help!
Who we are:
NYCRC, under YEAH! (Youth Empowerment Through Arts & Humanities), is a certified 501c3 non-profit, mixed genre music camp based in Brooklyn, NY that focuses on empowering youth through music and building community through shared musical expression. NYCRC is only made possible thanks to the generosity of its supporters and volunteers. These people consist of local musicians who donate their time to act as instructors for the week or perform for the campers; people in the community who lend their gear and make monetary donations; public and private schools that open their doors and house camp for the week; and local businesses that do anything from host fundraisers to donate raffle items to just help spread the word.
Why we do it:
Our goal is to bring music experience and education to NYC kids who might not otherwise have the means or opportunity. We support a culture of positive self-esteem and collaboration among all campers, building a community through music. NYCRC recognizes the potential of every young person to be a strong, talented, creative and empowered individual while providing a safe space where ALL KIDS ROCK! In order to do so, we keep tuition low and offer need based scholarships to all campers.
A note from the Director:
\"I started volunteering with NYCRC in 2009 and was so moved by the experience that I came on as a Director in 2010 and now work year round to keep NYCRC going strong. This program truly changed my life. The transformations I have seen in our campers and the confidence and empowerment they get from their camp experience is amazing and I am honored to be a part of it. The fact of the matter is there are just so many children out there who can\'t afford instrument lessons, do not have access to music education, and are certainly not encouraged to pick up a guitar, microphone, or drum sticks, form their own band, play shows, and express themselves freely, openly and loudly. NYCRC\'s goal is to change that!\"
The money we are raising will go toward camp expenses such as venue costs, workshop supplies and gear and most importantly to our Adopt-A-Camper Fund which helps insure we never have to turn a camper away because they can\'t afford it. NYCRC wants to ensure that all NYC kids know they have a safe place to go and ROCK OUT for years to come!!! Please help us reach that goal!
All donations are TAX DEDUCTIBLE!!!!!! - when you send your donation it will be forwarded to Youth Empowerment through Arts and Humanities (YEAH!), our parent non-profit organization, www.yeahintheboro.org and you will receive an email to fill out a donation form so that your donation can be awarded properly. If you would prefer to donate directly to NYCRC please visit www.nycrockcamp.org and click on DONATE.
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