“How about we put this marketing money towards something else?”
The show’s creator and star, Quinta Brunson, just revealed that instead of spending the show’s marketing budget on advertisements, she wanted to do something to help the teaching community.
Quinta explained that when it was clear the show was “doing well” and had good ratings, she asked network executives if they could reallocate some of the budget to buy school supplies for teachers.
She continued, “We chose to put the marketing money toward supplies for teachers. It’s about being able to make those kinds of decisions that really excite me, things that can really materially help people.”
And the cause really hits close to home for Quinta, as her mother worked as a teacher for many years.
“Despite it getting harder, despite teachers not having all the support they need, despite kids growing even more unruly than they’ve been in recent time…she still loved the job,” she said.
Quinta continued, “The beauty is someone being so resilient for a job that is so underpaid and so underappreciated because it makes them feel fulfilled.”