WAM’s Girls on the Mic (GOTM) program is a groundbreaking after-school training and mentoring program serving San Francisco Bay Area girls and gender-expansive youth ages 11-18 from under-resourced communities. We offer free creative technology and digital media production training in a variety of topics. Fall 2021 we are back with in-person, virtual and hybrid options for classes. We work with schools and organizations in San Francisco and Oakland.
Bay Area girls and gender-expansive students age 11-18
Once a week for 1-2 hours with a group of your students for 8-15 weeks
A sampler platter of media skills and experiences including beatmaking, DJing, podcasting, building synthesizers, sound for film, and more!
We travel to you with our mobile equipment OR we meet students in our virtual classroom!
For virtual classes what do you need:
A stable internet connection and phone, computer, or tablet that works for video calls. You will also need to download the Zoom app: www.zoom.us
How do I join?
Contact us to bring GOTM classes to your school or organization!
A compilation of student project submissions in the Spring of 2021
Girls on the Mic is made possible by the generous support of:
- SF Department of Children, Youth and Their Families
- Dolby Laboratories
- National Endowment for the Arts
- Walter & Elise Haas Fund
- American Honda Foundation
- California Arts Council
- Morris Stulsaft Foundation
- Bill Graham Memorial Foundation
- Cleo Foundation
- City of Oakland Cultural Funding Program
- Miranda Lux Foundation
- San Francisco Arts Commission
- California Public Utilities Commission
- The Joseph and Vera Long Foundation
- Koret Foundation
- Kimball Foundation
- Sam Mazza Foundation
- Les Paul Foundation
- Society for Science & the Public
- Crescent Porter Hale Foundation
- The Clorox Company
- Genetech, Inc.
- Intel Foundation
- Outside Lands
2017 Student Websites and Projects:
2016 Student Websites and Projects:
2015 Student Websites and Projects:
Girls on the Mic 2017 Summer Intensive Programs with Aim High, Bay Area Girls Rock Camp, and more!
Girls on the Mic 2017 Summer Intensives are about to get started! This year, we’re excited to announce 3 summer intensive programs: Aim High/Children’s Day School: We are partnering with Aim High for the 6th year, bringing free Girls on the Mic training 2 days a week to Aim High students. Students learn how to … Read more
Girls on the Mic to partner with Buena Vista Horace Mann’s Seminar program
This spring, Girls on the Mic is teaming up with Girls from Buena vista Horace Mann K-8 to make some noise! Each week, girls will dive in to exciting workshops in sound for film, music production, live sound, podcast creation, and more! This is our 3rd year working with Buena Vista Horace Mann K-8, located … Read more
WAM partners with Citizen Schools for 6th year, adds new school!
Women’s Audio Mission is excited to team up with Citizen Schools once again this spring, working with Greenleaf Elementary K-8, and Roots International Academy in East Oakland. WAM will be bringing our mobile recording rigs and Girls on the Mic projects out to Oakland to introduce middle school girls to exciting careers in the recording arts, … Read more