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Shania Twain Opens Shania Kids Can Program in Las Vegas

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Shania Twain loves to give back, especially when kids are involved. Her nonprofit, Shania Kids Can, opened its first-ever Las Vegas Clubhouse at Tom Williams Elementary earlier this week.

Twain was inspired to create SKC to help at-risk children in various communities due to the hardships the superstar herself faced growing up. The organization strives to provide its students with the skills and ability to lead more fulfilling lives.

The country music superstar’s choice of location was an easy one for her. Her residency show, ‘Shania Twain: Still The One,’ is stationed at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace in the city.

“As I began my residency here in Las Vegas, I knew that this is where I should introduce a new program to give back to this wonderful community that has welcomed me with open arms and made me feel so at home,” Twain said (quote via Country Music is Love). “The children at Tom Williams Elementary are special indeed and watching the development and growth of these children into motivated, high-achieving members of our community will be one of my greatest achievements.”

The newly-opened clubhouse is a bright room that holds educational, therapeutic and healthy activities for the students. Similar to the singer’s past situation, these students are picked to be a part of the SKC because they don’t qualify enough for social service to intervene.

“Looking back at my childhood, I realize that my disadvantages, whether they were due to not having a supportive environment or due to a lack of financial resources, created a lack of self-confidence and insecurity in me, causing me to withdraw and be less social than my classmates,” Twain explained. “I promised myself early on in my childhood that I would help kids just like myself cope with their disadvantages and prosper in spite of those challenges. The Shania Kids Can Foundation is fulfilling that promise.”

The Las Vegas program is a partnership between SKC and The Public Education Foundation of Nevada.

“We are proud to partner with Shania Kids Can,” Judi Steele, The Public Education Foundation’s president, said. “The clubhouse offers a safe, supportive and very special place so our children can succeed.”

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