The award winning film, Hidden Figures garnered much needed attention. It opened up the conversation about underrepresented black women in pivotal positions.
In-congruent to what people regularly view on television, rapper/reality star, Yung Joc, has taken a special liking to a rising hidden figure.
Yung Joc has used his celebrity to catapult the success of a tenth grade student. Rhianna Burton, a Florida native, is an aspiring Forensic Scientist. Because of Burton’s dedication to her studies, she was invited to attend a Law and Political Science Leadership conference in Washington D.C.
In addition to creating a Go Fund Me page, the student reached out to Yung Joc in hopes of him using his celebrity to campaign for a good cause. Like many others, Burton’s passion for furthering her education in forensics is halted by financial struggles.
Feeling inclined to oblige such a positive movement, the star posted a video to social media encouraging others to support the young scholar’s future endeavors. Supporters have already started pouring in donations to help her reach her goal of four thousand dollars to cover the trip’s expenses.
Yung Joc ends his video saying, “Do something great today and change a young lady’s life,”. Although reality television sometimes give celebrities a bad rep, Yung Joc’s gesture of support should not go unnoticed as this contribution is pivotal for another hidden figure to shine. If you or anyone else want to make sure our rising hidden figures are no longer underserved and underrepresented, please go to Rhianna Burton’s Go Fund Me page to contribute.