WAM’s Girls on the Mic (GOTM) program is a groundbreaking after-school training and mentoring program that serves 850+ under-served San Francisco Bay Area girls ages 11-18 a year with free creative technology and digital media production training in the only professional recording studio in the world built and run by women.
WAM has cracked the code on a hands-on, project-based curriculum that attracts and retains girls in STEM studies. WAM uses music, media and an incredible professional recording studio environment, former home to projects from Alanis Morrissette, Timbaland, and Radiohead, as a giant “carrot” that provides attractive access points to acoustics, physics, electronics, computer science, and math and ties them to music, media, journalism and creative technology – topics that spark and hold girls’ interest. WAM has created the only hands-on, after-school curriculum specifically tailored for girls and based on both the California Department of Education and National Core Media Arts Standards. The program provides girls with tuition-free training and access to musical instruments, technology, and young women mentors. GOTM partners with 20+ schools/organizations throughout the Bay Area to provide after-school programming year round.
Girls on the Mic classes are held at WAM’s Recording Studio Facility or at the partnering organization’s facility year round and are FREE to participants. Classes are scheduled directly with partnering schools or organizations.
WAM also offers Girls on the Mic classes at most Bay Area “Expanding Your Horizons in Science and Mathematics™” conferences.
Please contact us if your school or organization is interested in partnering with WAM.
Girls on the Mic is made possible by the generous support of:
2016 Student Websites and Projects:
Greenleaf Elementary School, Oakland (spring)
Oasis for Girls, San Francisco, CA (spring)
Aim High, San Francisco, CA (summer)
2015 Student Websites and Projects:
Girls Inc, Oakland. (spring)
Girls on the Mic 2017 Summer Intensive Programs with Aim High, Bay Area Girls Rock Camp, and more!
Girls on the Mic 2017 Summer Intensives are about to get started! This year, we’re excited to announce 3 summer intensive programs: Aim High/Children’s Day School: We are partnering with Aim High for the 6th year, bringing free Girls on the Mic training 2 days a week to Aim High students. Students learn how to … Read more
Girls on the Mic to partner with Buena Vista Horace Mann’s Seminar program
This spring, Girls on the Mic is teaming up with Girls from Buena vista Horace Mann K-8 to make some noise! Each week, girls will dive in to exciting workshops in sound for film, music production, live sound, podcast creation, and more! This is our 3rd year working with Buena Vista Horace Mann K-8, located … Read more
WAM partners with Citizen Schools for 6th year, adds new school!
Women’s Audio Mission is excited to team up with Citizen Schools once again this spring, working with Greenleaf Elementary K-8, and Roots International Academy in East Oakland. WAM will be bringing our mobile recording rigs and Girls on the Mic projects out to Oakland to introduce middle school girls to exciting careers in the recording arts, … Read more