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[VIDEO] Detroit-Based Program Looking To Bring Diversity To Figure Skating

Figure Skating in Detroit, an all-girl sports program takes aim toward attracting more young ladies of color to this fun, skill-building indoor activity.

Photo credits: Facebook/Figure Skating in Detroit

A girls-only sports program in the Motor City, which was recently profiled nationally by is making waves over its inspirational mission to attract more young girls of color to professional figure skating.

Figure Skating in Detroit (FSD) is the organization that officiates this amazing program for young girls in southeast Michigan. FSD is a branch of Figure Skating in Harlem, the original division of the organization, which was started in New York City, New York.

Dr. Geneva Williams is the executive director of FSD. Some of the young girls who are participating in FSD are doing so because figure skating is being taken out of the sports programs for public schools in predominantly black districts.

FSD’s year-long programming consists of two-hour sessions that occur four days a week. The girls who want to join are interviewed and accepted based on their level of commitment. They must also maintain at least a B average in their school studies.

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