Back in 2015, the Santa Barbara Bowl Foundation provided support for the Girls Rock Santa Barbara initiative. Understanding that music is a means to empower young girls, Kenny Slaught believes this organization creates a supportive environment to foster the development of self-confidence and creativity in youngsters. As part of the program, women take music lessons, engage in workshops, give performances, and are encouraged to challenge typical gender stereotypes, collaborate with each other, and be tolerant. As such, Girls Rock Santa Barbara embodies the Santa Barbara Bowl Foundation’s direction of making music and the arts accessible to all.

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