“We want to share our success with others so that they can find a job where they can do the same.”
Each school chosen will receive $100,000 to support students who are going into trades and workforce programs. This is pretty awesome of the band.
Inside Higher Ed reports:
Metallica Donates $1 Million to 10 Community Colleges
Hall of Fame rock band Metallica is donating $1 million to 10 community colleges across the country as part of a partnership with the American Association of Community Colleges.
The band’s All Within My Hands Foundation is donating the money to support students who are entering a traditional trade or work-force program. These students will be part of the Metallica Scholars Initiative to improve career opportunities for students at two-year colleges. The foundation was formed in 2017 to help alleviate hunger and poverty and support work-force education initiatives in communities that have supported the band.
Lars Ulrich, one of the band members, said the foundation chose work-force education as part of its mission because “All of us in the band feel fortunate that music has provided us the opportunity to be successful doing something we are passionate about. We want to share our success with others so that they can find a job where they can do the same.”
We’re incredibly proud to announce Metallica Scholars, a partnership between @AWMHFoundation and @Comm_College that will provide $1 Million in grants to 10 colleges from across the country, supporting students training to enter the American workforce. #MetallicaGivesBack #AWMH https://t.co/P3n0nYFgnF
— Metallica (@Metallica) December 11, 2018
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