Camp ‘Chicas Rockeras' Rocks

Globally, there are more than 55 rock camps for girls.

The rock 'n' roll for girls movement is making its way to a working class area that's had limited resources in the Los Angeles arts and culture scene.

Chicas Rockeras of southeast Los Angeles is a rock camp for girls started last year by a punk rocker named Marin and other like-minded women. It's one of more than 55 camps that have popped up across the world over the past 15 years.

"Why do folks have to go outside of southeast L.A. to access music, to access self-confidence, to be in an environment that's so positive? That's what really inspired me to bring it home," Marin told NBC4's media partner KPCC.

At Chicas Rockeras, girls ages 8 to 17 learn an instrument, create a band, write a song and perform in a concert -- all in the span of one week.

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