Rolling Stone: Metallica Expand ‘Thriving’ Community College Scholarship Initiative
“I get so grateful hearing from those who benefit from our grant,” James Hetfield says
Metallica and their charitable organization, the All Within My Hands Foundation, have expanded their Metallica Scholars Initiative, which provides funding to community colleges for enhancing career and technical education programs.
The band launched the initiative in 2019 with support for 10 community colleges around the United States; it expanded the number of schools to 15 last year and in 2021 will offer support to 23 community colleges. The band’s foundation will invest $1.6 million, with a contribution coming from Wolverine Boots and Apparel, in the initiative.
“It has been amazing to see this program continue to grow and thrive,” Metallica frontman James Hetfield said in a statement. “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.”