A group of five girls in our residential program spent the past six weeks in a workshop organized by the Maryhurst Support Team, a group of counselors that specialize in bringing alternative treatment programs—such as exercise-, horticulture- and arts-based therapies—to kids living on our residential campus.
During the workshop, the girls met with experts at Girls Rock Louisville to write and perform their own songs. Girls Rock Louisville organized the students into two bands, The Survivors and The Troublemakers, who performed in front of their peers and Maryhurst staff. In addition to teaching techniques in music and songwriting, the six-week course encouraged therapeutically-valuable exercises like self-expression, confidence, and collaboration.
Read a bit more about Girls Rock Louisville below:
Girls Rock Louisville (GRL) seeks to create a supportive community of peers and positive mentors that encourage and teach participants to be their own rock heroes, allowing them to think differently about limits that may be placed upon them by our society. Our programming provides unique opportunities that are rarely found elsewhere: we use music as a vehicle to eradicate limiting myths about gender and age; we increase access and exposure to music education and hands-on learning; and our programming encourages collaboration, leadership skills, and self-confidence.