Beyoncé Supports Young Female Ice Skaters With Ivy Park

Author: Lindsay Jernigan
04.19 / Style

Beyoncé has been making headlines since her performance at Coachella this past weekend, not only because she shut it down but because she is the first black woman to headline at the festival. Now, she is setting her sights on giving back to the community.

Yesterday, she announced that she will be donating $100,000 in scholarship funds to four black universities and colleges- Xavier University, Tuskegee University, Bethune-Cookman University and Wilberforce University. Today, Bey has also released a video on her label Ivy Park's social media bringing awareness to an organization called "Figure Skating in Harlem." Founded by Sharon Cohen in 1997, the project is meant to give young girls a safe haven to practice figure skating. Not only that but the program builds on the discipline acquired through the sport, provides tutoring and counseling to the young women in order to prepare them to further their education; 100% percent of the senior graduates have been accepted to colleges like Georgetown, Howard and Barnard.

Sharon Cohen recognizes the impact and inspiration Beyoncé brings to women everywhere stating, "Beyoncé is a fierce, authentically powerful woman of color. She inspires young women and girls globally who look just like her to do the exact same—to be fearless, free, and proud of themselves."

Yet one more reason why Beyoncé is literally the GOAT!

Source: Vogue

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