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up to date: Jun 1, 2020 fourteen:37 EDT


Black Folks Will Swim, a function-driven group, was picked as a finalist for Pine-Sole and ESSENCE’s “Make Your Legacy” contest. Pine-Sole and ESSENCE have partnered to celebrate and uplift Black females in enterprise with the contest. One fortunate Black female entrepreneur will be awarded a $one hundred,000 grant to support her modest enterprise endeavors. The contest kicked off in March, with business people from throughout The us sending in films explaining who they are, what they do, and how the grant would help support their corporations.

Black Folks Will Swim is an group functioning to smash the stereotype that Black people today do not swim. Using educational equipment to expose the background of Black people today and swimming in the U.S., they are functioning towards their mission to train 2,020 Black people today how to swim by December 2020. The group is functioning to carry awareness to the disparity in lieu of in-person instruction due to COVID-19.

“Black Folks Will Swim is honored to be a finalist for the ‘Build Your Legacy’ software. What we are carrying out for the local community is certainly game-modifying and to be identified for our operate is so humbling. This is just the commencing, and we are enthusiastic for the opportunity to have entry to far more sources to power our operate,” – Paulana Lamonier, Founder of Black Folks Will Swim 

Voting for the winner of the contest will be open up to the community commencing right now June 1 and operate by July 1. The grand prize winner will be introduced on July four. The group options to use the $one hundred,000 to lease a pool facility, compensate their operational group, use instructors of color and provide scholarships to pupil-athletes, locally and overseas, who excel in the pool and in the classroom. To study far more about the software and vote for Black Folks Will Swim pay a visit to www.essence.com/your-legacy.

About Black Folks Will Swim 

An group functioning to smash stereotypes all-around Black people today and swimming, Black Folks Will Swim aims to train 2,020 people today how to swim by December 2020 with initiatives to educate all those on the layered background of Black people today and their partnership to swimming in the U.S. With trained instructors, scholarship programs for pupil-athletes and their #MySwimStory marketing campaign that highlights private stories, Black Folks Will Swim is functioning to normalize swimming in Black communities.

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