A 14-Year-Old Was Able to Raise an Insane Amount of Money so 1,000 Girls Could Go See 'A Wrinkle in Time'
Young people are inspiring
Black Panther has been the movie event of the year so far. But the movie is about to have some major competition from Ava DuVernay’s A Wrinkle in Time, which comes out on March 9th.
One of the things you saw with Black Panther was crowdfunding to take kids from their respective community to see the movie, something we’re also seeing with A Wrinkle in Time. Case in point: 14-year-old Taylor Richardson.
The teenager, who is from Jacksonville, Florida, was able to raise more than $20,000 to take 1,000 kids to see Ava’s new movie, surpassing her initial goal of raising $15,000. Because she was able to surpass her goal, Richardson will be able to buy 100 girls a copy of the book. She will also donate money to the Astronaut StarBright Space Camp scholarship.
In an interview with Good Morning America conducted on Wednesday, Richardson explained why she started this campaign:
“I wanted all girls, especially girls of color, to know they can be whatever they want to be when they grow up and also can struggle and have flaws and still be successful in life.”
What’s probably the most amazing thing about Taylor is this isn’t the first time she’s done a deed like this. A couple of years ago she was able to raise $18,000 to take a 1,000 girls to see “Hidden Figures.”
Watch Richardson’s interview with Good Morning America below.
14-year-old girl raises over $20,000 to send 1,000 girls to go see @wrinkleintime: “I wanted all girls, especially girls of color, to know that they can be whatever they want to be when they grow up.” https://t.co/dEFAp1fcV7 pic.twitter.com/Alvx8h1Us9
— Good Morning America (@GMA) February 21, 2018