Girls Rock'n'Reel Scholarships

by Melissa Houle

Supporting: Help Us Rock! 2019 for Girls Rock Charlotte


Campaign has ended.


Dear friends, family, and fellow film folks;

As you may or may not be aware, I have been involved with helping some of my very best Gal Pals expand upon the programming for GIRLS ROCK CHARLOTTE.  We are in our second year (S2!) of FILM CAMP that teaches girls and gender diverse youth how to find their voices through the conceptualization and creation of short films. Start to finish. All in ONE WEEK!  

Starting this week and all summer, more than 100 girls and youth ages 8-18 will experience that moment of confidence for the very first time and find out what it feels like to have their voice and confidence amplified by the power of filmmaking.

This transformative experience is made possible through Girls Rock Charlotte a non-profit that brings together volunteers like me from the film industry to teach, coach, mentor, and inspire youth to own their own stories and bring them to the screen.

To make sure that this experience is open to all communities, Girls Rock Charlotte camps awards $20,000 in scholarships every summer and provides additional free programming throughout the school year.

I am running a personal fundraiser now through June 29 to help Girls Rock provide even more opportunities for youth in underserved communities to attend their camps and workshops.

I hope you'll consider supporting Girls Rock through my fundraising page.

Your donation will empower girls and gender diverse youth find their voice and tell their story.

For more on Girls Rock Charlotte's amazing work, visit

You can also follow along with @girlsrockclt on Instagram and Girls Rock Charlotte on Facebook to see this year's kid campers take the spotlight next week.

This program is very near and dear to my heart, and I'm so very excited for these youth to find their power, passion, and maybe even a career one day.  Thanks for helping us Rock'N'Reel!!!!



"This camp was the most rewarding thing my child has ever attended," 2018 camper parent.

100 youth will rock n' reel in 2019....BECAUSE OF YOU!!!  Help us to teach them all to rock their voice, vision and power - together. Our summer camp scholarship fundraiser is for the 50+ deserving kids and teens who will be rocking the stage and screen this year!!

Our campers say...

"This camp is encouraging and gave me hope."

"The teach us so many great things about women's empowerment and I love that they teach us that girls can do anything."

"Best camp ever!"

Our families say...

"My daughter loved it and came home every day feeling excited and empowered."

"Our whole family cried happy tears watching her...this is an amazing camp for girls and does amazing things for their confidence."

"Thank you for providing my child with friendship, confidence and acceptance."