GOTMWAM’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. GreenleafGOTMThe 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:

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2017 Student Websites and Projects:

Roots International Academy, Oakland, CA

Greenleaf Elementary School, Oakland, CA 

Oasis for Girls, San Francisco, CA

Aim High, San Francisco, CA


2016 Student Websites and Projects:

Buena Vista Horace Mann K-8, San Francisco 

Greenleaf Elementary School, Oakland  

Oasis for Girls, San Francisco, CA

Aim High, San Francisco, CA


2015 Student Websites and Projects:

Elmhurst Community Prep, Oakland

Buena Vista Horace Mann K-8, San Francisco 

Girls Inc, Oakland.

Aim High Summer Program 2015

Buena Vista Horace Mann K-8, San Francisco 

Greenleaf Elementary School, Oakland 


Girls on the Mic 2017 Summer Intensive Programs with Aim High, Bay Area Girls Rock Camp, and more!

June 16, 2017 - Aug 25, 2017

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

January 12th, 2017 - May 15th, 2017 | 12:45pm - 1:45pm

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!

February 2nd, 2016 - May 2, 2016

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