Metallica Scholars Kicks Off Year Three
All Within My Hands is excited to announce the continuation of the Metallica Scholars program into year three. In a year fraught with uncertainty, the Metallica Scholars Initiative outpaced expectations in 2020 prompting the Foundation to expand the nationwide program from 15 community colleges to 23 schools for 2021. AWMH will be donating $1.6 Million in funding to continue the goal of reinvesting in communities that have supported us over the last four decades.
The Metallica Scholars Initiative was created in 2019 through a partnership between AWMH and the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC), a Washington, D.C. based organization representing the country’s more than 1,000 community colleges. The program began with 10 colleges located in communities that supported us on tour, with each receiving $100,000 toward programs designed to support students training to enter the American workforce. AWMH will be joined once again by Rockford, Michigan-based Wolverine Boots and Apparel, along with other notable partners to be announced, supplementing the Foundation’s contribution.
As we wind down the final week of Month of Giving, we want to thank all of you for your continued support. It has been amazing to see this program continue to grow and thrive and we are so grateful to hear from those who benefit from our grant and are able to pursue additional education leading directly to meaningful employment. We are very proud and excited to work with additional schools encouraging even more Metallica Scholars to pursue a profession in the skilled trades.