College: Medgar Evers College
Awards: Young Futurist (The Root), 2012
Medgar Evers Student Named 'Young Futurist'
The Young Futurists are between the ages of 16 and 22 and are committed to making the world a better place. Each year, The Root holds open nominations, seeking 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. Past Young Futurists have started nonprofits and invented technologies, among other creative and praiseworthy ventures. Nominations are submitted from across the United States, and only 25 are selected each year.
Medgar Evers College student and new author Kyle Chais is featured in The Root as a 2012 Young Futurist. The 20-year-old psychology major wrote his debut novel, "Nameless," while living in a homeless shelter. "Nameless"chronicles the existence of a fallen angel who inhabits the body of a mortal and experiences the joys and lows of being human. Chais will be donating a portion of his book profits to ART START, an award-winning, nationally recognized model for using the arts to save lives and transform communities.