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Empowering youth to become creative, productive, and confident members of our community through artistic education, collaboration, and expression.

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Join us for the best events of the summer!

Doors at 4:30, Show at 5pm
$12 entry goes to the YEAH! Scholarship Fund
 
Join us on the rooftop of Acme Feed & Seed for a tribute concert to women by women. The evening is curated by The Toppettes (of the Music City Toppers) and will feature an opening act by Southern Girls Rock Camp, followed by the musical stylings of Alannna Royale, Jess Nolan, Kyshona Armstrong, Rachel Solom, Nickie Conley, and more. A portion of ticket sales and $1 of every drink will be donated to YEAH!
Doors 2pm, 2:30pm Start Time
$12 entry goes to the YEAH! Scholarship Fund
July 24thLemuria plays a special lunchtime camper show, open to the public at MTSU! 12pm in Wright Music Hall, $10 admission suggested
 

Wright Music Building, Doors 2pm, 2:30pm show. Can you believe Southern Girls Rock Camp has been rockin’ for SIXTEEN years? Support the female and gender non-conforming youth of Southern Girls Rock Camp celebrating their SWEET SIXTEEN at Wright Music Hall! $12 entry goes to the YEAH! Scholarship Fund, Kids under 10 free

Who We Are

Youth Empowerment through Arts and Humanities, Inc. (YEAH!) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit charitable youth arts organization in Nashville, Tennessee. Our mission is to provide a safe learning environment for teens that will empower them not only in the arts but in life skills, volunteerism, and community service. YEAH! creates programming that values collaboration over competition and seeks to give youth the tools they need to create the world in which they want to live.

What We Do

Our flagship summer camps are the Southern Girls Rock Camp and the Tennessee Teens Rock Camp held in both Nashville and Murfreesboro. At Rock Block, our eight-week program in both Nashville and Murfreesboro, students learn to play music through the collaborative experience of playing in their own rock band.

The mission of our camps is to support a culture of positive self-esteem and collaboration among young people while building community through music. These camps recognize the potential of every young person to be a strong, talented, creative, and empowered individual while providing a safe space where everyone rocks. These camps are designed to allow campers (regardless of race, class, gender expression, or creed) freedom of expression and exploration through music and performance. In doing so, these campers are empowered to find their own voice and their own sound without creative boundaries or inhibitions.

Our History

We trace our roots back to 2003, when Kelley Anderson, then a student at Middle Tennessee State University, organized and kicked off the first Southern Girls Rock Camp as a joint project between the feminist student organization Women for Women and the June Anderson Women’s Center. After several successful years of growth, Kelley Anderson, Anna Fitzgerald, Courtney Vickers, Andrew Jacks, Ryan York, and Nicole Tekulve founded YEAH! in 2006. Their vision was to create an organization that fostered the creativity of young individuals while building a community of like-minded volunteers and supporters who love the arts and want to share the arts with kids. We have served hundreds of young people over the past several years by offering year-round classes, the summer camps, the School of Recording, filmmaking and photography, arts and crafts, theater arts, and visual arts.

Scholarships

In 2010, we launched a scholarship program which has greatly increased the number of kids able to participate while greatly enabling us to diversify our student population. Roughly 35% of participating youth across all our programming attend on full or partial scholarship and we have never turned away a student due to lack of funds. YEAH! has been able to provide these scholarships through the generous donations of its fans, parents and supporters, (with a total value in excess of $13,500.00 in 2014!) and it has greatly enhanced the experiences in the arts that YEAH! is able to offer its youth.

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