FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONSWhat is BLACK GIRLS ROCK! Queens’ Camp for Leadership and Excellence?
BLACK GIRLS ROCK! Inc. is a 501(c)3 nonprofit youth empowerment and mentoring organization. The Queens Camp for Leadership and Excellence offers a truly dynamic experience where junior high and high school students are able to live on a collegiate campus and engage in enrichment activities that will strengthen their leadership and academic skills. Below are the answers to our most commonly asked questions. If you have other questions or would like more information, please call us at 1-718-789-7625.Will the camp be hosted this summer (2015)? In lieu of hosting the BLACK GIRLS ROCK! Queens’ Camp during the summer of 2015, we are launching a new initiative called BLACK GIRLS LEAD. To apply to BLACK GIRLS LEAD (NYC), please click here. Why should we choose BLACK GIRLS ROCK! Queens’ Camp? What types of programs are offered at Queens’ Camp for Leadership and Excellence?
BLACK GIRLS ROCK! Queens’ Camp is an intensive that attracts outstanding candidates from around the world. Our dynamic curriculum offers skills in diverse disciplines including Research, Technology, Communications, and the Arts. In addition, Queens’ Camp Alumnae benefit from continued mentorship, college prep assistance, and scholarships.How are girls selected to participate in this program?
BLACK GIRLS ROCK! Queens' Camp has a competitive application process. A credentialed selection committee reviews all completed applications.What are the eligibility requirements? We look for candidates who are:
- Girls between ages 13-17 and in grades 7-11. 2014 graduating seniors are not eligible to apply.
- Students who are in good academic standing
- Students who have an invested interest in
- the African Diaspora and its arts, histories, and cultures
- Civic engagement
- Global sisterhood
- Leadership Development
- Students who have a concern for global issues, particularly those impacting Black women and girls
- Girls who have been identified as leaders or who display strong leadership capabilities
Twelve-year-old applicants must be thirteen by the camp start date.What items should be included in the completed application?
You should include the following items in your completed application packet:
- Completed Application Form
- Completed and edited Short Answer Questions and Essay
- Video Blog [Options: YouTube Video/Vimeo link, CD, Flash Drive, E-mail WMV]
- 2 Recommendations
- Health Form
The Queens’ Camp is a two week leadership intensive program, which takes place in July/August in the city of New York.How much does the camp cost?
The activities fee for the overnight camp is $500 (round trip travel is not included in this fee). Note that financial assistance is available by application only. Accepted applicants may request a financial aid application for our need-based scholarships. The true cost of camp per attendee is $2,500. However, we have significantly subsidized this amount, enabling families to better afford summer camp.Are there scholarships? Is financial aid offered?
In the event that you cannot afford the subsidized cost please contact us for financial assistance, which is available by application only. Accepted applicants may request a financial aid application for our need-based scholarships!