One of the most famous Metal bands, Metallica is going to donate $1.6 million to community colleges. Metallica Scholars Initiative will be responsible for that and help the schools nationwide.
This is not the first charity action by Metallica. The famous band founded in 1981, was doing charity works for years. They found a charity foundation called All Within My Hands in 2017. This charity works reached its peak during the last years. They donated $250.000 to West Coast Wildfire Relief and Recovery Charities last September. Similarly, the foundation worked to help during the Covid-19 period. They donated $350.000 to Covid-19 relief charities.
After doing such charity activities, the foundation focused on education. Now with the Metallica Scholars Initiative, they are going to focus on a particular educational area: Community Colleges.
Metallica’s Donation on Community Colleges
With the Metallica Scholars Initiative, the All Within My Hands foundation is going to expand its reach from 15 to 23 community colleges nationwide. Metallica Scholars Initiative stated their works in 2019 and supported 10 community colleges supported Metallica on tour. These schools selected by a competitive program and each received $100.000 from the foundation. The number increased to 15 in 2020. Final reports from that 15 schools proved the success of these donations. After successful reports, the number will increase to 23. From Central Piedmont in Charlotte, this statement proves the success:
“97.6% of the Metallica Scholars scheduled to graduate in the spring or summer 2020 semesters were successful. Students across ten different academic health programs were supported by Metallica Scholars funds. Certification exam pass rates and employment rates of those who were eligible exceeded 90%.”
While schools are sending positive reports, students also show the success of this charity work. In the report, they explain how successful these donations were.
Metallica’s lead vocalist James Hetfield said these words on donations:
“It has been amazing to see this program continue to grow and thrive. I get so grateful hearing from those who benefit from our grant. Hearing their story of doubt to direction. From those who are able to pursue additional education leading directly to meaningful employment. It gave us confidence that we are doing the right thing and inspired us to do even more. We are very proud and excited to work with additional schools encouraging even more Metallica Scholars to pursue a profession in the skilled trades.” – James Hetfield
How to donate to this project
In conclusion, Metallica is getting more and more into charity work every day. They are focusing on important issues and trying to fix them. If you want to donate to Metallica foundation AWH, you can check the official website on this link.