What the heck is NYCRC??? Funny, you should ask…
New York City Rock Camp (NYCRC), is a certified 501(c) 3 non-profit, mixed genre music camp that focuses on empowering youth 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 who 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.
NYCRC’s 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.
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’re raising goes 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 camp.
So, if you are able and interested, please check out our gofundme page (watch our sweet new video) and donate here: http://www.gofundme.com/NYC-Rock-Camp-2012
All donations (big and small) are greatly appreciated and…TAX DEDUCTIBLE!!!!!!
Issa Meyers, NY Office Operations Manager, InVision