BYP’s very own Jonathan Lykes has been featured as one of TheRoot.com’s Young Futurists of 2013!
The Root’s Young Futurists list shines a spotlight on “the year’s best and brightest black innovators” between the ages of 16 and 22.
Jonathan certainly belongs on such a list; he’s a fiercely intelligent and ambitious young man, committed to creating change in his community and beyond.
“Jonathan is a world traveler on a mission. From South Africa to India, he has spread his commitment to civil rights and humanitarian relief.
“Everything I do is related to what I experienced growing up,” Jonathan said. “I went to a high school where only 50 percent [of students] graduated. What society do we live in where this kind of story can exist?”
Keep up the phenomenal work!