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BYP Blogger Jonathan Lykes Named One of The’s Young Futurists of 2013!

BYP’s very own Jonathan Lykes has been featured as one of’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.

From The Root:

“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?”

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Congratulations Jonathan!

Keep up the phenomenal work!