In February of 2017, we announced the formation of All Within My Hands. The Foundation aims to assist and enrich the lives of members of the communities who have supported the band for years, as well as encourage participation from fans and friends. All funds raised will be donated to a cross-section of national and local charities... every penny from your donations will go directly to our charity partners.
Metallica Scholars Spotlight
“The Metallica Scholars grant came at a great time; it replaced the money I’d just spent on tools and will make finishing up much easier.”
Layton learned about the Millwright program at North Idaho College. More training would lead to more options and higher-paying jobs. In the fall of 2018, he began making the 50-mile drive each day to the Parker Technical Education Center to take classes, where he is now among the top performers in his class. Layton said he looks forward to completing the program this summer and getting to work.
This month's AWMH auction features a pair of the long sold-out Metallica x Vans Glitch Logo Classic Slip-On shoes, autographed by Metallica!
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."
The heavy metal band Metallica is about the last place North Idaho College President Rick MacLennan would have expected to find champions of the school’s career-technical education program. “It’s not just a typical scholarship,” MacLennan said. “They’re directing support and resources toward obstacles students would not be able to overcome without this support.”
At every stop on the WorldWired Tour throughout North American and Europe, either All Within My Hands or Metallica have donated $10,000 to a local food bank within each community the band visits. In November 2018, AWMH held its inaugural benefit: The Helping Hands Concert & Auction. Metallica headlined with a rare acoustic performance.