Jamee McAdoo recording her song, “Admire Me” - Summer 2018 (photo by Katie Childs)

Jamee McAdoo recording her song, “Admire Me” - Summer 2018 (photo by Katie Childs)

 
 We give girls like Samiyah access to state of the art equipment and uniquely experienced mentors to help them develop new skills and take creative risks. (photo by Katie Childs)

We give girls like Samiyah access to state of the art equipment and uniquely experienced mentors to help them develop new skills and take creative risks. (photo by Katie Childs)

 

Trust Tree was founded in 2017 by musician and arts educator Correne Spero with a whole lot of support and encouragement from friends, fellow musicians, and the Little Rock community.

Trust Tree's flagship program is a songwriting camp for girls focusing on expression of creativity through words, rhythm, and music.

In every aspect of our camp, we aim to create a space where girls feel respected, validated and free to experiment artistically.

At Trust Tree, we meet each girl where she is in terms of level, ability and personal artistic goals and we provide the tools, instruction, and support to get her to the next stop on her creative journey.

Through a combination of group activities and one-on-one mentoring, we help girls bring their creative visions to life and overcome self-limiting beliefs about what they can accomplish.

The theme of leadership is woven throughout all Trust Tree programming, and we believe that the arts and service to one’s community are inextricably connected.

Making our camp an accessible resource to girls from diverse backgrounds is essential to our mission. We work hard to provide scholarships to all girls who need them, and we emphasize respect for our differences, and kindness, as much as creativity, music, and art.

In the “Trust Tree”, all ideas are given consideration, all modes of creativity are validated, and all experiences informing the art girls want to create are respected.

 
 Friendships and collaboration thrive at Trust Tree. Communication, problem-solving, respect and teamwork are emphasized in all of our programs. (Above, H.A.R.D. Rhythm practicing, photo by Katie Childs)

Friendships and collaboration thrive at Trust Tree. Communication, problem-solving, respect and teamwork are emphasized in all of our programs. (Above, H.A.R.D. Rhythm practicing, photo by Katie Childs)