The Ryan Seacrest Foundation was created to have a more lasting impact on children’s lives. Seacrest has visited numerous hospitals across the country, and has see the staffs that have the task to care for children who have life-threatening injury or illness’. It has been the inspiration of the hospital staff that has driven him to build a foundation to support both them, and the children they serve.
Hospital visits are a great way to lift the spirit of kids who are awaiting treatment, but Seacrest sought a different route to help them over longer periods of time. With the help of his parents and sister, he created the Ryan Seacrest Foundation (RSF), which is a non-profit organization that serves to inspire the youth of today through different mediums. These include entertainment and initiatives focused on education. The first initiative is to build broadcast media centers, which are called Seacrest Studios, in these children’s hospitals, all across the United States. This in turn would allow for the children to interact with the newest technology of in radio/TV studios, and hopefully to engage with entertainments biggest stars.
Secrest Studios aims to positively impact the healing process for not just the children, but also their families during their visits and stays to the hospitals. These stays/visits can be draining and depleting. Ryan Seacrest hopes that the studios can uplift the spirits of everyone involved, and get children healed up in the process. Seacrest Studios are currently in 10 different locations, including: Atlanta, Philadelphia, Dallas, Orange County, Charlotte, Cincinnati, Denver, Boston, Washington D.C., and recently have opened a location in Nashville, Tennessee.
Recently, according to Forbes, the Ryan Seacrest Foundation named Selena Gomez and Nick Jonas as the first celebrity ambassadors to their Foundation. The RSF is also working with Sabrina Carpenter as a celebrity ambassador.
Ryan Seacrest, the tv and radio show host, truly believes that this foundation can change kids’ lives not only across the U.S., but across the globe. His goal is to build Seacrest Studios in hospitals around the world, in order to reach as many kids as possible.
Here’s a video from Ryan’s latest show: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_yG38b6MIl4