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End-of-school roundup

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The countdown has begun! As you gear up for finals, graduation, and summer fun, here's a look back at our posts for the past two years on making the most out of your summer!

On Getting Through the End of School

On Making the Most of Summer

Don't forget to check out some of our favorite camps this summer! Girls Rock Austin and Creative Action have some of the best opportunities for teen girls that we've seen. Good luck as you approach finals! Remember, summer fun is just around the corner...

Girls Rock!

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This weekend Blake had the privilege of participating in a 3-day fundraiser event for Girls Rock Camp Austin, a local nonprofit that offers empowerment to girls ages 10-17 through music education and performance. We've mentioned GRCA before, and we are big fans of the amazing work they do to support teen girls in gaining skills, confidence, passion and community

The dedicated volunteers coordinate a yearly Ladies Rock Camp weekend to raise money to fund scholarships for girls to attend their summer camps. This was Blake's first year to participate, and both Blake & Tracy are already talking about signing up next year! It was a truly inspiring weekend that reinforced GirlTalk Therapy's support of GRCA's mission and values. 

Thank you to all the women who made this weekend possible, who promote music education and empowerment to girls throughout the year, and who help women and girls challenge themselves to take risks, make mistakes, live with confidence and rock out! Here's where you can contribute to keep Girls Rock Camp Austin thriving!

girls supporting girls

Girls Rock Austin We’ve mentioned teen phenom Tavi Gevinson and her awesome TedxTeen Talk before, and her message is so important we want to highlight a few of our favorite parts. Tavi addresses the lack of strong female characters in movies and television shows, and describes her experience of growing up as a girl in a world where teen girls are under- (and mis-)represented in the media. The confusion Tavi felt from attempting to navigate through early adolescence with few strong role models led her to take matters into her own hands and create an online publication by and for teenage girls. Tavi’s website is a place where tween and teen girls can come together to support each other through different mediums, such as writing, art, and music.

When girls come together, they are powerful. Teens often feel they have a limited number of outlets where they can express their thoughts and explore the sometimes rocky terrain of adolescence.In many ways, girls can be their own best advocates and supporters. Through innovative websites like Tavi’s, through the supportive environment of group therapy, and in positive peer groups, girls can learn what it’s like to have the unique support of other girls. And that’s truly powerful.

More awesome resources for girls supporting girls:

GenAustin

Smart Girls at the Party

GirlStart

Girls Rock Austin