About OGR

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Omaha Girls Rock (OGR) Mission

Omaha Girls Rock’s mission is to empower young women to find their unique voice through creativity, music education and performance.


 


 

Vision

Through the powerful tool of musical experience and collaboration, our vision is to cultivate strong values in young women, developing confidence, self reliance, and original thinking.  By encouraging our female mentees to apply these principles in all aspects of their lives, we hope to help them grow into stronger and more valuable members of their community.

Program Details

NO PREVIOUS MUSICAL EXPERIENCE IS NECESSARY! Omaha Girls Rock is a day camp for girls ages 10-16. Upon arriving at camp, girls will be checked in by a faculty member before assembling themselves into bands. Every day they will receive instruction in their chosen rock instrument (guitar, bass, vocals, keyboards or drums); attend two workshops on subjects ranging from self-esteem to songwriting; and have rehearsals guided by a “band manager” (counselor) in preparation for the final showcase. Along the way the girls will develop and hone life skills like cooperation and creative thinking, and emerge as confident and capable young women sure of their voices, and of their worth.

Omaha Girls Rock core values:

1) The positive relationship built between mentor and youth
2) The powerful ability of creativity to promote self-confidence and help young women find their unique voice.
3) Individuality
4) Integrity, honesty, and respect
5) Diversity and openness for all

 

It was an experience she will never forget--one that helped her become a more confident young girl. The camp volunteers were amazing and inspiring to her.

Parent of OGR camper

Who’s involved?

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Margot Wickman-Bennett (President), Attorney, Kutak Rock LLP
Rachel Jacobson (Vice President), Founder/Executive Director, Film Streams
Ryan Fox (Treasurer), Musician
Stefanie Drootin-Senseney (Founder), Musician
Melanie Clark, President, Clark Creative Group
Anne Stockmann, Assistant General Counsel, Mutual of Omaha Bank
Kacie Baum, Outreach Programs Coordinator/Founder of Science Cafe, University of Nebraska Medical Center

STAFF

Melissa Wurth, Executive Director
Annie Dilocker, Music Director
Billie Grant-Bridges, Volunteer Coordinator
Jon Ocshner, Gear Manager

Any questions should be directed to info@omahagirlsrock.com.