Lady Gaga launches foundation for youth empowerment

Updated: Nov 03, 2011, 18:56 PM IST

Washington: Pop sensation Lady Gaga has launched the ‘Born This Way Foundation’, aimed at improving youth confidence and empowerment throughout the world.

Gaga, 25, is partnering up with groups including the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation and the Berkman Center for Internet and Society at Harvard University to create the Born This Way Foundation to help young people develop self-confidence and well-being.

She has claimed that she was setting up the not-for-profit group to help people worldwide develop a new standard of care towards one another.

“Together we hope to establish a standard of bravery and kindness, as well as a community worldwide that protects and nurtures others in the face of bullying and abandonment,” Contacmusic quoted her as saying in a statement.

Gaga’s mother, Cynthia Germanotta, is leading and directing the foundation, which will launch in 2012.

ANI