Bright stars shine in New York City

Apr 11, 2013

Monday couldn’t have been a more beautiful day in New York, where a team of Amway employees attended the annual gala for Figure Skating in Harlem (FSH).

The name of the event is called Skating with the Stars, and there were many in attendance. Rhonda Ross, Harry Smith, Vera Wang, Carson Kressley and many Olympic and world class skaters attended.

 

But the true stars of the night were young ladies recognized for their scholarship and athleticism. Five senior members of the program were honored and recognized for their high achievements. All of them will be attending college later this year. 

 

FSH was founded in 1997 by Sharon Cohen, who still serves as the Executive Director. An Olympian skater herself, Sharon wanted to extend the art of figure skating to girls in New York’s underserved communities because she knew how it could transform their lives. The vision of FSH is to empower every young girl with the foundational academic, social and leadership skills she needs to achieve her dreams. Each will be a powerful speaker, an effective leader, live a healthy lifestyle and be a global citizen. Any of the FHS participants will tell you that skating is just a vehicle. The true impact on their lives is the academic achievement, leadership development and emphasis on personal responsibility.

In the heart of New York City, bright stars shine – tonight and forever.

Thanks to Angela Nelson for sharing this story.

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