Carolina Youth Action Project Hosts 8th Annual Rock Camp Showcase July 28

Join Carolina Youth Action Project at the Charleston Music Hall on Saturday, July 28 for Rock Camp Charleston’s 8th annual Camp Showcase event. This year’s lineup includes both new and returning campers forming ten bands performing original music.

During this one-week summer camp program youth form bands, take instrument instruction in guitar, bass, drums, or keys, and participate in workshops that use music and art to explore social issues affecting campers and their communities. In addition, bands work together to write original music. At the end-of-camp Showcase, these camper bands – with enormous courage – stand in front of an audience of family, friends, and Charleston community members to perform their original songs live.

This summer, CYAP is launching their Youth Leader Institute (YLI) which aims to equip girls, trans youth, and gender nonconforming youth with the skills, support, and critical analysis necessary to lead a movement for radical and lasting change in South Carolina. Youth leaders will receive a crash course in community organizing that centers self-reflection, political education, facilitation, research, base building, and communications. YLI folks will also be developing their leadership by coordinating all rock camp assemblies, planning workshops, and building relationships with adult co-mentors to work towards a specific goal by the end of the institute. YLI will culminate with the launching of a long-term youth-led campaign at the camp showcase; community members will be will have the chance to become involved in campaign work starting in the fall.

Please visit www.scyouthaction.org for information about the camp as well as general information on the organization, ways to get involved, and upcoming events. The show begins at 1:00 PM and tickets will be available day of the event at the door (Sliding scale $10-$20, under 18=free).

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