Metallica Is Helping More Students Change Their Lives

The band expands its Metallica Scholars Initiative

January 30, 2020

Metallica is helping more students achieve their dreams. The band is extending its Metallica Scholars Initiative into a second year by adding five more colleges to the program and enlisting new partners.

Metallica launched the initiative through its All Within My Hands foundation in 2019. It provides support to community colleges to enhance their career and technical education programs. Job placement rates exceeded 90% in the first year, which energized the band to do more.

"Our 2019 Metallica Scholars have exceeded expectations and inspired us in more ways than we could have possibly imagined,” said drummer Lars Ulrich. "We’re really excited to be able to expand the initiative in its second year, assisting more students in achieving their dreams and transforming their lives in 2020."

Each of 15 colleges receives $100,000 toward programs designed to support students training to enter the workforce. 700 students benefited last year, with more than 80% completing the program.

 “This opportunity that All Within My Hands afforded me has absolutely been instrumental in changing the course of my life,” said Metallica Scholar Angelic Ewing. “My children get to witness me make a life course change and see firsthand that out of adversity can come greatness and the being resilient is possible no matter what happens to us in life.”

Metallica will embark on a tour of South America in April before headlining five U.S. festivals. They recently shared a professionally shot live video of “Ride the Lightning” from January 30, 2019 in Cincinnati.

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