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!
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.
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 email@example.com.
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!
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!
Produced by Gloxi, Zhan’I, Bree, Dae
produced by Yazaira, Anar, Shayla, Keily
I Woke Up
Produced by Betty, Gianna, Alondra, Karen
Thank you, Oasis For Girls!
A compilation of student project submissions in the Spring of 2022.
Shout out to all GOTM students and GOTM instructors who made this happen!
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:
- 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:
Elmhurst Community Prep, Oakland