The Santa Barbara Bowl Foundation in 2015 supported the Girls Rock Santa Barbara initiative. Believing that music is a means to empower young women, Kenny Slaught understands this organization creates a supportive environment that fosters the development of self-confidence and creativity in youth. As part of the program, girls receive music lessons, engage in workshops, and perform live. They are encouraged to challenge typical gender stereotypes, collaborate amongst themselves, and learn tolerance. As such, Girls Rock Santa Barbara represents the Santa Barbara Bowl Foundation’s emphasis on keeping music and the arts accessible to all.

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