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Insider: Metal band Metallica is donating $1 million to support struggling community college students

Jul 2, 2019

Of all the unexpected things the metal band Metallica has done (performing with Lou Reed, spending nearly half a million dollars on a video, going to therapy together), this might be the most shocking: The multi-Grammy winning band have started a non-profit initiative to help struggling community college students. Dubbed the Metallica Scholars Initiative, the band is providing ten community colleges around the country with $100,000 to help develop career paths and improve trade skills. According to the American Association of Community Colleges, which partnered with the band, the funds will directly support more than 1,000 students who collectively will become the first cohort of "Metallica Scholars."

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