Almost a year to the date that she announced she was leaving “Access Hollywood,” Emmy Award-winning journalist and TV Host, Shaun Robinson has announced the formation of the S.H.A.U.N. Foundation for Girls.
The non-profit organization will work to empower young women in five areas derived from Robinson’s name: (S)tem, (H)ealth (A)arts (U)nity and (N)eighborhoods.
“I want to cast the net wide to empower girls in ways that will truly level the playing field and help them thrive. Investing in girls today creates leaders of the future.” said Robinson in a statement to AlwaysAList.com.
Launching her foundation for girls was a natural extension for the Detroit-bred TV talent.
In 2009, she released the best-selling book, “Exactly As I Am: Celebrated Women Share Candid Advice With Today’s Girls On What It Takes To Believe In Yourself.” The tome featured a collection of inspirational stories from the likes of Oprah Winfrey, Vanessa Williams, Eva Mendes, Alicia Keys, Kelly Clarkson and other high-profile women.
Now, this Spelman College graduate aims to inspire a new generation of dynamic women with her S.H.A.U.N. Foundation for Girls and she’s kicking things off in her hometown, Motor City.
“I felt it was important to start in my hometown. Detroit is the place of my roots and this is a way that I can continue to give back to the city. I will be excited to shine the spotlight on our first grantee that exemplifies our commitment to helping our girls,” explained Robinson.
For more information on the S.H.A.U.N. Foundation for Girls go to SHAUNFoundationforGirls.org.