Lupita Nyong’o Surprises Female STEM Students With $25,000 And Their Faces Say It All
Georgia has been in the news for some not so good legislation, much like Alabama. However, the recent news from an Atlanta all-girls STEM school is touching hearts and making people cry. Lupita Nyong’o used her fame and her money to give young girls of color hope for their future.
Actress Lupita Nyong’o surprised female 6th-grade students with a $25,000 donation.
The “Us” star stopped by at the all-girl Coretta Scott King Young Women’s Leadership school in Atlanta to show support for the girls and their studies in science and technology.
“Good Morning America” voted the students “Most Likely To Succeed” for their quail-raising program.
“I feel like I’m looking into the faces of the future and it gives me deep hope to see how open, how alive and how positive that future could be,” Nyong’ o said, according to ABC. “When I look into this room I see problem solvers. I see creative thinkers. I see activists. But most importantly I see women who are learning how to learn and learners change the world.”
The money will go toward school supplies, classroom projects, and more.
The girls have been nurturing quail and selling the quail eggs to people in their community. It’s a way for them to provide fresh food and also raise money for their program.
“Being a quail guardian has taught me respect and responsibility and just how to be a better person in general,” student McKynzie Spearman said, according to ABC.
Check out the moment that Nyong’o walked to surprise the students.
Her words will remain with them forever. You can see in the faces of the girls that their life changed by being praised by someone they have immense respect for.