Figure Skating in Detroit hosted its first reception in celebration of its new program for girls of color that aims to help participants grow in confidence, leadership and academic achievement! Guests enjoyed food, drinks and mingled with members of the staff, board and Champions Committee at the Detroit Symphony Orchestra on Monday, February 27, 2017. The reception ended in a success as Figure Skating In Detroit, received numerous of donations from guests. Detroit Leader, Geneva Williams discussed the importance of giving back to the community, in efforts to see the young ladies of the Detroit grow to become empowered women through a foundation on ice that will guide them to success in all aspects of life. “We can empower and prepare girls to become powerful speakers, effective leaders, live healthy, financially independent lifestyles and be global citizens,” said Williams. Founder and CEO, Sharon Cohen also made an appearance along with board member Julianne Wagner and Sandra Williams, a FSH alumnae who started the program at the age of 9.

Sandra shared her story of being apart of the sisterhood of Figure Skating In Harlem and how passing the torch to Detroit is important to the organization. “This Detroit chapter is only the beginning of an expansion all over the country and world. I am so excited for Detroit girls to learn the same values that I have in Figure Skating In Harlem,” said Sandra.