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)
WAM’s Girls on the Mic teams up with Buena Vista Horace Mann K-8 for another year of partnership!
For the spring semester, Girls on the Mic will be partnering with Buena Vista Horace Mann for their Middle School Seminar Series. Each week for 15 weeks, Girls on the Mic staff will bring WAM equipment to BVHM for girls to create their own radio plays, recreate dialogue and foley sound for a cartoon clip, … Read more
WAM’s Girls on the Mic partners w/ Citizen Schools to deliver training to Oakland
Women’s Audio Mission is excited to team up with Citizen Schools (http://www.citizenschools.org/about/model/apprenticeships/) once again this fall, working with Greenleaf Elementary, K-8, 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, media technology, … Read more
Summer workshop with West Bay Pilipino Center
WAM is excited to partner with the West Bay Pilipino Center this summer for an 8-week workshop series, where girls will create radio dramas, produce and record their own songs, learn about live sound and sound for film, and more! The West Bay Pilipino Center is committed to enhancing the lives of Filipino youth that … Read more