Madonna's Statement Following Her Detroit Visit

June 04, 2014

Madonna visited Detroit yesterday in an effort to participate in the rebuilding of the city and to connect with her hometown.

During her visit, she spent time at the Detroit Achievement Academy - a public charter primary school, Ponyride - a social impact incubator, the Heidelberg Project, the Downtown Youth Boxing Gym and the Dime Music School. She released the following statement following her visit:

'Many people doubt that Detroit can come back and think that the challenges are too overwhelming to overcome. But what I witnessed today is the true story of Detroit - a city of innovation, commitment, perseverance, imagination and opportunity. The entrepreneurs, artists, activists, teachers and children I met today left me incredibly inspired. I appreciated every minute of it and look forward to helping make the future of Detroit brighter.
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Sirjono
03 July, 2014
Yes
I always understood why she helped girls in other countries. I am so happy she is looking back to her state. She is proud to be from Michigan.
LaIslaMaria
16 June, 2014
home
theres no place like home-excellent !! your visit to detroit madonna will encourage the people & give hope, like an angel arriving to spread love ! and you found a new soul mate, a beautiful horse-you deserve all the best always.
rabbitbunny
12 June, 2014
Detroit Trip
Madonna-Keep Shining my Ray of Light Masterpiece! May you always and forever Live to Tell-OXO. Rabbitbunny!
rayofl98
05 June, 2014
Long Live The Queen!
I am never surprised to hear of Madonna's ongoing humanitarian work because I have been a fan long enough to know that she has a great heart to do great things. Long Live The Queen!
Antara
05 June, 2014
Madonna/ Detroit Visit
Madonna helps and encourages all people; in addition to her acting and singing ability.
jasonjreyno
04 June, 2014
Detroit Thanks u!
Madonna, Thank you for all your community involvement. I was a former neighbor of yours in the Rochester, MI area. I was born in Downtown Detroit and moved back there in an effort to gentrify the city and help "bring it back" before moving to NYC in 2000. My family and heart are still home in Detroit and I visit when I can. Detroiters have much to be proud of. We have given the world many talented celebrities, artists, engineers, and volunteers. We must never forget our roots,and kind people that call Detroit home. Thank you Madonna!
kevindass
04 June, 2014
DETROIT IS AMAZING !!!!!
So uplifting !!!!!
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