Rachel Jeantel is the 19-year-old girl who gave one of the most chilling testimonies at the George Zimmerman trial, as she was the last person to get to speak to Trayvon Martin before his untimely death. Jeantel was on the phone with Martin when he noticed that he was being followed. Radio personality, Tom Joyner recently offered Jeantel a scholarship through the Tom Joyner Foundation, Inc. to attend an HBCU of her choice. Joyner says, “It bothered me that Trayvon’s gone and here she is. She’s got a future and what is her future going to be? And so whatever her future’s going to be, I want to help her.” On an appearance on HLN’s “Nancy Grace” and Rachel accepted his generous offer.
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“At an HBCU, you’re not just a number, you’re family. You can stand a better chance at succeeding in life, with a degree,” Tom says. Cheers to Rachel experiencing what it’s like to be a part of a family that’s focused on her education. It’s only from here for Rachel! And we’re excited for her.
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