Lady Gaga Announces Born This Way Foundation Youth-Led Initiative

Lady Gaga is making good on her promise to empower youth through her Born This Way Foundation.

The pop superstar has announced that the BTWF is preparing to launch an unprecedented youth-led initiative that will be dedicated to affecting change in homes, schools and communities. Beginning later this summer as students prepare to return to school, the BTWF will begin to supply toolkits outlining activities and events to help provide a foundation for the groups to build upon to help identify and tackle issues that are unique to their localized communities while exemplifying the foundation’s pillars of “safety, skills and opportunity.”

More information on the specifics of the project will be announced throughout the summer.

“Through these youth-driven organizations, we can continue building the kind of world my daughter and I dreamed of when we started Born This Way Foundation, and we are excited to continue to engage youth to help shape their movement,” Cynthia Germanotta, president and co-founder of the BTWF (and you know who’s mom), said in a statement. “Together, with our youth, we can create a kinder, braver world where everyone is accepted for the person they were born to be.”

While we wait for more information about the planned initiative, the BTWF is asking supporters to help decide on a name for the groups by voting online for one of the following names or suggesting their own:

>> Born Brave Hubs – Because groups are youth-led with youth at the center of each “Hub.”
>> Born Brave Nation – According to BTWF, “This name reflects the fact that we are creating a brand new, borderless nation that celebrates kindness and bravery.”
>> Born Brave [City]: [personalization] (e.g. Born Brave Chicago: Superstars)
Allows groups to personalize their name to make it their own.
>> Born Brave ______ – This one, it seems, is up to you!

Don’t like the above suggestions? Think you have a better idea that is in line with BTWF’s mission? Join the movement and make your voice heard. To sign up to become a founding member of a group in your area, visit

Are you going to join Lady Gaga’s exciting new initiative? Let us know in the comments below!

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