Thursday, 3 November 2011

Lady Gaga's anti-bullying foundation

Lady Gaga's anti-bullying foundation

Pop star Lady Gaga has launched an anti-bullying foundation the name Lady gaga Born this way foundation. The foundation will focus on youth empowerment and career development Cynthia Germanotta lady gaga mom will head the foundation with Lady Gaga.Lady Gaga Launching Anti-Bullying Charity Foundation.

the pop star announced that she is launching the Born This Way Foundation, a charitable project to support young people and fight bullying. The non-profit effort, headed by the singer and her mom, Cynthia Germanotta, will support “youth empowerment and equality by addressing issues like self-confidence, well-being, anti-bullying, mentoring and career development.” The project, named after the title track from Gaga’s platinum-selling 2011 album, will also “utilize digital mobilization as one of the means to create positive change,” according to a statement.
    “Together we hope to establish a standard of Bravery and Kindness, as well as a community worldwide that protects and nurtures others in the face of bullying and abandonment,” the statement added.

The foundation will partner with other groups — including the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, as well as the Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University.

    “Lady Gaga will help empower and give voice to young people who find themselves overwhelmed, undersupported, disconnected, isolated, bullied, or struggling,” says Dr. Bob Ross, the CEO and president of The California Endowment, one of the charity’s sponsors. “This brand of leadership is sorely needed in today’s world.”

The Grammy winner is currently putting together an advisory board in advance of the foundation’s formal launch, expected sometime next year.

The multiplatinum “LoveGame” hitmaker is earning a reputation for her activism: She recently said she wanted to meet with President Barack Obama to discuss her concerns over bullying and she visited Maine last year to support the repeal of the military’s “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy on enlisted gays. She’s even confided to friends that she wants to open her own foundation for underprivileged kids after having visite

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