OGR IMPACT

WHY WE MATTER

Omaha Girls Rock curriculum is designed to empower young women through arts education.  We help girls to develop a sense of self-efficacy as they work through the creative process.  A growing body of research shows that girls in particular benefit form empowerment through music.

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“This camp has changed my life.  I have met new people and was introduced to new concepts.  My piano skills have improved and I’ve felt more confident.  

- camper, age 11

 
 

WHO WE ARE:

Omaha Girls Rock (OGR) is a nonprofit that provides Omaha’s female-identifying youth with music-based Summer Camp and Afterschool programming… but we’re about so much more than just music.

WHY WE MATTER:

Our curriculum is designed to empower young women through arts education. We help girls to develop a sense of self-efficacy as they work through the creative process. A growing body of research shows that girls in particular benefit from empowerment through music.

WHO WE SERVE:

We serve young women in the Omaha area. Among our participants, an array of cultural and socio-economic backgrounds are represented. Over 50% of our campers receive full or partial scholarships in order for us to reach any and all populations with our message. Our two summer camps can accommodate approximately 100 campers, while our after school programs will ultimately have the capacity to reach even more Omaha middle schoolers as they continue to evolve and grow.

 

"We have reached the point in this organization that girls are “graduating” out and making a mark on their community through social activism & community participation, as well through their artistic and academic success. “ - Melissa Wurth, Executive Director

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“Every year I have a great time.  Sure, it’s a little scary at first, but once you spend some time here it feels like family!”

-camper, age 12

 
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“Omaha Girls Rock creates a space where it’s safe enough for my unsure girl to be brave”

- parent of camper

 

“I’m not only inspired by the campers and the growth they experience while at camp, but also by my fellow volunteers - who are inspiring women in the Omaha area who do amazing things in the community.”

- volunteer

 

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It takes a village to raise strong and confident young women in today’s complicated and pressurized world.  We parents need the help of positive outside influences.  Thank you, OGR for the lasting impression you made on our daughter.”

- parent of camper
 
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“I’m so glad that this camp can inspire girls to be themselves!”

- camper, age 11

 

We're making an impact, thanks to continued support & generosity from YOU, the Omaha community. 

 
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