The Root 2015 Young Futurist….
Meet The Young Futurist For 2015
The Root 2015 Young Futurists list, has been unveiled… Young Futurists are between the ages of 16 and 22 and committed to making the world a better place. Candidates who are not only achievers but also innovators in the worlds of green innovation, science and technology, arts and culture, social activism and business enterprise. Previous Young Futurists have championed voter rights, invented unique technologies, launched thriving businesses, engineered green solutions and excelled in the arts, among other creative and praiseworthy ventures.
One of my favorites is this young lady right here…Keke Palmer!
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Arts and Culture
Singer, actress and humanitarian Keke Palmer should add “first” and “youngest” to her name. She’s the youngest person to host her own talk show, Just Keke. She’s one of the youngest actors to ever be nominated by the Screen Actors Guild for outstanding performance by a female actor in a television movie or miniseries for her role in 2004’s The Wool Cap. She’s the first black Cinderella on Broadway and the youngest actress to play Cinderella in the Rodgers & Hammerstein show.
And although Palmer has been busy with an acting career, she has long been teaming up with organizations that work to bring awareness and social change to communities around the world.
She’s been involved with Saving Our Daughters, a nonprofit organization that motivates girls of all ages, since she was 12. In 2011, she partnered with the organization and the YWCA to become the exclusive ambassador for the Oath Project, which hopes to help combat bullying and violence worldwide by encouraging teens and adults to take an anti-bullying oath.
“It is good to inspire one another and encourage one another, versus putting one another down,” Palmer said in a video about the Oath Project.
More recently, Palmer and Chideo, a charity network, have joined forces to raise money for the Embrace Girl Power! after-school program, which is part of her official charity of choice, the Embrace Girls Foundation. The foundation aims to teach girls to be healthy, confident, ambitious and educated. With access to academic tutors, leadership training and various social opportunities, these girls are able to embrace their self-image, work collaboratively and make a positive impact on their communities.
At just 21 years old, Palmer is already setting a positive example for young girls to follow.
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