Tom Joyner Offers Scholarship To Rachel Jeantel
July 18, 2013 at 5:57 AM (PT)
Syndicated radio host TOM JOYNER has sent an open letter to RACHEL JEANTEL, TRAYVON MARTIN's girlfriend who testified during the ZIMMERMAN trial, to offer her a free higher education through his foundation, reports BLACK AMERICA.COM.
"The TOM JOYNER FOUNDATION for years has invested in students who may have everything but the financial resources to complete their college education," he wrote. "And even though I leapt out there without getting permission from the president, my son THOMAS JOYNER JR., I promise to make good on my offer to you, RACHEL. Like so many others, I was touched by you too and even though I wanted to give you a big hug, I realized a hug wasn’t enough. My mom did a good job at teaching us to give back and she’s the reason we started the TOM JOYNER FOUNDATION in the first place.
"We are committed to meeting you where you are, helping you to get your GED and prepping you for the historically black college or university of your choice," he continued. "It’s not going to happen overnight, but what true success story really does? The only thing I ask in return is that you reach out and try to make a difference in someone’s life as well."