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Welcome to WAM’s Girls on the Mic (GOTM) program, a groundbreaking after-school training and mentoring initiative serving public schools in Oakland and San Francisco. We offer weekly audio training classes to girls and gender-expansive youth ages 11-18 from under-resourced communities.

We provide free creative technology and digital media production training, covering a diverse range of topics, including music production, coding, synthesizers, songwriting, podcast production, and more!

“We’re so fortunate to have these amazing teachers come for free and work with our students, who get to see people like them moving through these creative fields.”- Mackenzie, GMS science teacher, and club faculty advisor.

Whether club members are looking to sound and music as a career, a hobby, or just exploring, all agreed Girls on the Mic had given them something valuable in any circumstance: confidence. – Gateway Public School, GOTM Partner

Who are the classes for?
We partner with schools and after-school programs in SFUSD to offer free audio classes to girls and gender-expansive students ages 11-18.

“I used to be quiet when it was time to share out because I was worried about people judging me, but when I’m here, I never feel like I’m being judged. And if I can share music in front of people, I can share anything. – GOTM Student, Grade 8”

When are the classes?
Classes take place Tuesday – Friday 1-2x/week at partner sites. See dates below.

  • Spring Session: Week of February 12, 2024–May 16, 2024
  • Summer Session: June 10–July 26, 2024
  • Fall Session: September 10–December 13, 2024

How to Bring GOTM to Your School/Program:

Please complete the form below, and we’ll be in touch with next steps.

Additional Questions? Contact WAM Education at education@womensaudiomission.org.

Girls on the Mic is a program of Women’s Audio Mission- a non-profit organization that uses music and media to connect middle and high school girls and gender-expansive youth to STEAM studies. You don’t have to identify as a girl to participate — all identities are welcome! That said, we ask all students interested to show up open to learning and understanding why we hold this particular affinity space.

LEARN HOW TO:

  • Produce Beats
  • Record Podcasts
  • DJ and Sample
  • Produce Sound for Film
  • Pursue a Career in the Audio Industry
  • and so much more!

This program is generously supported by the San Francisco Department of Children, Youth, and Their Families.  

Please complete this form if you are interested in partnering with us to bring Girls on the Mic to your school or program!

 





Listen to the Oasis Spring 2023 GOTM Mixtape

A compilation of student project submissions in the Spring of 2023. All lyrics were written and recorded by Oasis Girl on the Mic students at WAM’s Studio.

Shout out to our students and Youth Instructors who made this happen!

Gloxi Queen
Produced by Gloxi, Zhan’I, Bree, Dae

NORAME
produced by Yazaira, Anar, Shayla, Keily

I Woke Up
Produced by Betty, Gianna, Alondra, Karen

Thank you, Oasis For Girls!


Listen to the Spring 2022 GOTM Mixtape

A compilation of student project submissions in the Spring of 2022.

Shout out to all GOTM students and GOTM instructors who made this happen!

We also want to thank Oasis For GirlsFuturama (Galileo High)Breakthrough SFSF Community School, and Envisioneers for their involvement and support of our GOTM program!


Listen to the 2021 GOTM Mixtape

A compilation of student project submissions in the Spring of 2021


Check out what one of our partner schools had to say about the GOTM program in this video created by their students who participated.

All voiceovers, music, and video editing were completed by GOTM students!





Girls on the Mic is made possible by the generous support of:

Girls on the Mic Partner Schools


2017 Student Websites and Projects:

Roots International Academy, Oakland, CA

Greenleaf Elementary School, Oakland, CA 

Oasis for Girls, San Francisco, CA

Aim High, San Francisco, CA


2016 Student Websites and Projects:

Buena Vista Horace Mann K-8, San Francisco 

Greenleaf Elementary School, Oakland  

Oasis for Girls, San Francisco, CA

Aim High, San Francisco, CA


2015 Student Websites and Projects:
Elmhurst Community Prep, Oakland

Buena Vista Horace Mann K-8, San Francisco 

Girls Inc, Oakland.

Aim High Summer Program 2015

Buena Vista Horace Mann K-8, San Francisco 

Greenleaf Elementary School, Oakland 


Upcoming