Lady Gaga has announced her support for Save the Children’s Journey of Hope, which she praised as a “transformational program” for youth. The singer shared a note on her Born This Way Foundation’s website Tuesday (Oct. 10) for World Mental Health Day, urging others to join her in giving assistance to the program.
She previously committed to giving $1 million to go toward communities in need of relief after the recent hurricanes. Her involvement with Journey of Hope, aiding in the mental and emotional needs of those impacted by these natural disasters, is a part of that pledge.
“This amazing evidence-based program helps youth and their caregivers develop the resiliency they need to not just recover in the short term but to flourish for years to come,” Lady Gaga wrote.
She went on to share details about the program: “Through a curriculum that includes cooperative play, discussion, art, meditation and mindfulness practices, young people learn to recognize and understand their emotions and develop healthy coping skills. Tens of thousands of youth have benefited from the program since its development in the wake of Hurricane Katrina, and Save the Children is working to bring it to hundreds of thousands more in Texas, Florida and Puerto Rico.”
“Over the coming weeks, I’ll be sharing more about how I plan to support efforts to help communities who have been impacted by Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, Jose, and Maria as well as the two earthquakes in Mexico and I hope you’ll join me. Together, we can help these beautiful, vibrant communities rebuild stronger and healthier,” Gaga added.