Christopher Freeman II, also known as Chris and most famously Capo The Promoter, was born in Jacksonville, Florida on January 30th 2002. Christopher is a senior at At Mandarin High School, Chris is a senior, track runner, and skilled running back for the Mustang football team.
In 2018, Chris embarked on a journey of becoming one of northeast Florida’s most influential young promoters and businessmen. He is now the owner of Capo Promotions, Capoz Clozet, and soon will embark in the hair product industry to take over his father’s hair care line “Beautiful Hair 4 You” which has been around for over 10 years.
From a young age Chris grew up with an absent father due to him serving time in prison. He was raised by his young mother who instilled humble and respectful values in him. But Chris used his life challenges as motivation for success, the same way his father did after his incarceration. Chris learned a lot from his father.
His background has help shape many of his believes and give him drive to fight for better futures. For example, Chris, being the product of Florida’s murder capital and one of Jacksonville roughest neighborhoods, believes in promoting non-violent teen events. He believes in giving back to his community in such ways as doing volunteer work for the community by feeding the homeless in his last donation He gave over 300 meals to the homeless. Chris also believes in supporting early childhood development and volunteers work at Bartram Trail summer camp. Everyday he works hard to be a role model to his baby bother and 3 sisters.
Growing up, Chris has seen many of his school friends and family go down the wrong paths. He learned much from their mistakes and tried his best to do what is right. These actions are what has shaped Chris into the strong minded person he is today.
Chris has used his influence to correct others his age and younger to prevent them from making the mistakes he learned not to make. He lets those like him know there is more to life than the streets of Jacksonville, that with hard work and determination, any kid, no matter what their background, can reach unimaginable heights and become someone.
Christopher’s plans for after high school are to Tuskegee University for Marketing and/or Real Estate. He hopes to return to Jacksonville and turn it into the entertainment capital of Florida.
Elena Every is a rising senior at Douglas Anderson School of the Arts where she is a member of Dance Theatre, an audition-based performance group within the dance department. When she’s not performing, Elena is passionate about politics and youth activism. She serves as the Development Director for Young Leaders of Today, a youth-led organization focused on empowering high-schoolers through social, political, and civic action, along with serving as the Vice-President for Artfully Green, a student-run nonprofit aiming to raise awareness and funds for climate change research through art. During the COVID-19 crisis, Artfully Green raised over $100,000 in medical equipment that was donated to Baptist Hospital in Jacksonville, FL. In addition to her nonprofit endeavors, Elena was elected Junior Class President at her school and is a member of various clubs such as Ethics Bowl and Young Democrats. Elena hopes to major in political science and further explore her passion for politics and government.
Evan Quintance is a recent graduate from Lee High School and Florida State College. While in High School Evan served as his class President and developed his love for community service.
Currently, Evan serves in many capacities Some being as a W.I.L.D. Advocate, a third year, position in the award-winning W.I.L.D. (Wildlife Immersion and Leadership Development) Program. As a proponent of restorative justice by being invited to speak on several panels as well as serve on several committees that serve children in “at- hope” situations. He serves as a district chair on the city of Jacksonville’s Mayor’s Young Advisory Council, a group of high school juniors and seniors that work with the Mayor to learn about local, and state government while planning annual events based on issues faced by the youth in Jacksonville; Coalition for Juvenile Justice, a nationwide coalition dedicated to preventing children and youth from becoming involved in the courts and upholding the highest standards of care when youth are charged with wrongdoing and enter the justice system; Government Relations Committee, a committee consisting of congressmen and women and experts on the juvenile justice system that reviews and endorses legislation on local, state, and federal levels. He also serves as the Executive Director of the S.P.E.A.R. (Showing Political Engagement and Responsibility) curriculum, a national network that advocates for political engagement in youth. In the coming months, Evan will be attending Howard University to major in Political Science and minor in Economics.
Starting in 2018 during her high school freshman year, Gaby Diaz organized a 17 minute school walk out to commemorate the 17 lives lost at the Parkland shooting. It’s critical to note she attends Episcopal School of Jacksonville, where years prior the school experienced a shooting as well. She took the connection these two schools had to mend their faith in humanity through a pen pal mission. The students at Majory Stoneman Douglas received letters of condolence and support from Episcopal Students through Diaz’s pen pal mission. She later joined Young Leaders of Today as an advocacy director in August of 2018. This position allowed her to help orchestrate a Townhall meeting called State of The Youth. During the meeting, students spoke about their experiences and gave insight on education, mental health awareness, and gun violence. In 2019, Diaz earned the Vice President position for Young Leaders of Today. During the same year, she organized her own nonprofit organization: 40 Years Since. She began '40 Years Since' in October when she set out to plan a fundraiser that commemorated the lives lost to the AIDS epidemic while celebrating the future of societal and medical progression all through art. As a student, she saw her fellow peers mock and berate the LGBTQ+ community and AIDS without knowing the gravity of their words. The intentions of her fundraiser and nonprofit were to use art as a medium to educate the community about LGBTQ+ culture and erase generational ignorance. Diaz invited local art vendors, bands, and HIV/AIDS activist speakers to the event; and on February 29th, 300 Jacksonville residents attended the event and raised $1537 towards the Elton John AIDS Foundation. During her summers, Diaz is always expanding her knowledge and attends psychology summer programs as psychology is what she plans to major in. In the summer of 2018 she attended University of Florida’s Psychology Crash Course for high schoolers and in the summer of 2019 she attended Yale’s Young Global Scholars program for Psychology. During the school year, her rigorous schedule is filled with honors and AP classes as she maintains a 4.2 GPA. However, she also enjoys balancing her advocacy and academics with lacrosse. She began her lacrosse goalie position in 2019 on the high school Junior Varsity team and worked her way up to a dual player on Varsity and Junior Varsity in 2020. In light of the murder of George Floyd, Diaz took advantage of the following she gained from 40 Years
Since. Similar to how 40 Years Since erased ignorance through education, Diaz began a podcast series called 172 in which she interviews 172 BIPOC creators to commemorate the 172 reported Black lives lost to police brutality. Throughout the podcast, the creators’ stories enlighten the audience about racial oppression while simultaneously acknowledging human potential in the creators’ successes. With 10 episodes out, the podcast series has gained 500 subscriptions and Diaz looks forward to meeting and learning more from her interviewees.
Gabriella White is a Social Entrepreneur, STEAM activist, and the founder and CEO of ARCHY.
Gabriella founded ARCHY to disrupt the status quo and create more diversity in the Architecture, STEAM and Design fields. As a STEAM Squad member, she hosts ARCHY workshops in schools, summer camps, and Microsoft to provide kids a glimpse of these career fields and show them that these careers are available to them too. Gabriella has been awarded a number of honors awards, and features including 2018 Oui Stem Academy Outstanding Achievement Award in 2018, a feature on Linked In by Future Stem Gems, and a feature on ABC local First Coast News in 2018. She was also a featured workshop facilitator at CRC Foundation Youth Camp at Microsoft, in Jacksonville, Florida and speaker at the 2018 Black Interior Designer’s Network Conference. Featured speaker at 10th Annual $MART Women Make Change event hosted by Junior Achievement of North Florida, Florida, featured youth speaker at the third annual Wonder Women Tech Conference in Long Beach, CA., and featured speaker at the 2018 Southern Women’s Show in Jacksonville, Florida. She is the 2019 Youth Game changer Award recipient for JAX Pal and grant recipient. Gabriella is the 2019 Generation W /United Way of NE Florida youth Gabriella was a featured blog spotlight for Raising Smart Girls, Her Stem Story, and CBS Fox 30 for Black History Month for February 2019. During 2019 Black history month she was a featured speaker at Deutsch Bank for its Black to the future -panel. During 2019 Gabriella was elected as a Chief Science Officer or CSO part of Sci-Tech Institute and the National Science Foundation for her school River City Science Academy. In October 2019, Gabriella was a featured speaker for York County Maine Maker Faire in Maine. In January 2020 Gabriella was the keynote for Terrace Towne architecture conference in Madison Wi, where she presented for well over 1700 elementary students. In March 2020, Gabriella received a resolution from the City of Jacksonville Councilman Terrance Freeman for her work in her community. In April 2020, After Covid- 19 hit our nation, Gabriella hosted a Go Fund Me to raise funds with Rethreaded Inc. to create over 100 life saving mask for Mental Health Resource Center. During 2019 and July 2020, Gabriella attended the AIA American Institute of Architect Miami chapter’s Black Architects in the Making Summer program receiving the Sustainable Community Warriors Recognition Certificate.
Jack Rowan is an incoming freshman at Florida State University and a recent grad of Fletcher High School. Rowan was born and raised in Jacksonville and plan to come back after college. A lifelong fan of politics, Rowan has become extremely involved over the last year with ensuring that our public education system has the proper funding so students can get a quality education. This has manifested itself in many ways, such as lobbying state and local officials, writing opinion articles, and, most recently, running the student efforts of the campaign for the half-cent school sales tax. As he goes off to FSU, he has gotten heavily involved with Student Government, where he is the Campaign Manager for the FSU Progressive Party. He plans to return to Jacksonville in 2023 to be involved in the local elections, either as a worker or, possibly, as a candidate
Deyona Burton is a 17 year old senior at Lee High School. In May 2021 she'll receive her AA via FSCJ and high school Diploma DCPS. She currently serves as The Nelson Mandela Youth Ambassadors President, Johnson YMCA Youth in Government Chapter President, and County, District, as well as State Representative for Duval County 4H. Along with being a member of other clubs. She is the founder of ChngeMaker Magazine and SPEAR. Spear, Showing Political Engagement and Responsibility, strives to create positive social and political change by increasing civic engagement practiced by youth. This is done by hosting town hall, community led events, workshops, and getting youth to register to vote. However SPEAR also has a curriculum and teaches youth the basics of government, politics, break down the basics and explain civic vocabulary. ChngeMaker Magazine is where youth can collectively share information and express themselves regarding current events. This also allows for SPEAR's platform to recognize people who are already "ChngeMakers" (https://chngemaker.wordpress.com/) SPEAR was founded back in September 2019, and today SPEAR is in 10 states and 8 countries. Civic engagement and responsibility has always been a big part of Deyona's life, but became more after serving as a UN youth Assembly United Nations delegate. Through that she learned about global affairs, different cultures, and sustainable development. Which not only helped expand SPEAR to the international levels it reached this year in Ghana, Portugal, Netherlands, Canada, Philippines, Peru, United Arab Emirates, and Japan. But also became her driving force to pursue a career in international affairs and sustainability Development.
Nidhi Patel is currently a senior at Paxon School for Advanced Studies and a member or an officer in numerous honor societies including: National Honor Society, Science National Honor Society, Hispanic Honor Society, and Mu Alpha Theta. She is currently the Vice President of the Mayor's Young Leaders Advisory Council (MYLAC) and has previously served as the Council's Secretary during the 2019-2020 term. Through MYLAC, she has led the "What's Going On? Speak up About it!" initiative, with the aim of increasing youth involvement in Jacksonville.
Nidhi is passionate about serving and inspiring the youth of Jacksonville to rise above their challenges and to achieve their potential and dreams of one day becoming a surgeon.
Taylor Richardson is a 17 year old student at The Bolles School in Jacksonville, Florida, who is also known as “Astronaut Starbright.” She is an advocate, activist, philanthropist and speaker. She wants to be a physician, engineer and astronaut.
Taylor’s service and advocacy work continues to have an incredible trajectory that began when she was nine and attended Space Camp in Alabama. Her first fundraiser lead to her own bookndrive Taylor’s Take Flight with a Book that has collected and donated over 10,000 books within and outside of the US. Since then Taylor has sponsored several full scholarships to send girls to STEM and empowerment camps across the US.
She is an internationally known advocate for girls in STEM. She is the youngest of two for the Florida Times-Union Eve Award’s first-time “Aspiring EVE” winners in June 2019. She is a 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2020 mentee with the nationally recognized Black Girls Rock, Black Girls LEAD conference. Additionally in July 2019 she helped fund fees for other Black girls to attend this conference as well. She is three year delegate for Eighteenx18 along with 39 other youth leaders across the US in their bid to register young people to vote. In the summer of 2019 Taylor registered over 150 youth to vote in Jacksonville, Florida. She has for the last two summers co-sponsored with Alpha STARZ a Back-to-School Jamboree where she helped raise funds for 2,000 local children to receive backpacks and school supplies in Northwest Jacksonville. Taylor has been a pacesetter for youth philanthropy and STEM advocacy for the past six years.
With the help of big-time names like mogul Oprah Winfrey, film/tv producer JJ Abrams and actor Chis Pine, and Venture Capitalists Arlan Hamilton and Monique Mosley, Taylor has raised over $200,000 in the last two years to help girls interested in STEM including sponsoring movie screenings across the US for movies Hidden Figures, A Wrinkle in Time and Captain Marvel.
In June 2020, she crowdfunded again for her Freedom Fund that raised over $17,000 to aid in Black Lives Matter movements across the nation. And in July 2020 partnered with Bonfire to create Black While ___________! tees to aid in advocacy work against racism and oppression.
She has spoken at many STEM and women empowerment conferences around the world to push #RepresentationMatters in places like Washington, DC, for March for Science, Ohio for Congresswoman Marcia Fudge’s NEOSTREAM Conference, Ireland’s InspirefestHQ, IBM Think in San Francisco, and Ellevate Network in New York. She has graced covers of two Scholastic Science magazines and was 2017 Girl of the Year for Women in Aviation being the first African American girl to do so. Taylor is an alum of the 2019-2020 Class for Youth Leadership JACKSONVILLE and an officer of The STEAM Squad.
She’s been in local, national and international publications and media outlets, including Good Morning JACKSONVILLE and Good Morning America, featured in six books, and the feature cover of New Moon Girls magazine as it’s 2019 Girl of the Year.
She is the youngest 2020 Girls Inc. of Jacksonville Champion of Girls honoree, a Jason Taylor Foundation 2020 Youth Community Hall of Fame honoree, 2020 Black Girls Rock mentee, a three time recipient of The Bolles School Presidential Medal, 2019 advisory council for Girls Who Code, 2018, 2019 and 2020 Clean and Clear Health and Beauty campaigns, 2018 BEST (Black Entrepreneur SisTer Society) Teen of the Year, 2018 Do Something Grab the Mic ambassador, 2017 TeenVogue 21u21, 2018 The Roots 25 Young Futurist, and 2019 Ebony Power 100 Finalist.
Taylor is featured in the documentary about advocacy work titled, “ASTRONAUTSTARBRIGHT: Story of a STEM Advocate,” where it has earned numerous awards and in 2019 she was featured in another documentary “Fly Like A Girl,” about girls and women in aviation and STEM fields. Both doing very well in film festivals across the U.S.
When she is not advocating for representation, equality and equity, you can usually find her watching YouTube videos, playing soccer and being just a typical teenager with her friends.
Winston Peele is a 16 year old junior at Bishop Kenny High School. He is very active on campus and enjoys student life. He was voted as the freshman and sophomore President of the Student Council for two years. He was voted as Vice-President of the Student Government Association and received the rank of Chief Petty Officer in the NJROTC program, and serve as the official DJ for student activities. He is the founding member and President of the Diversity Student Union, which addresses student diversity issues. He is academically savvy and very personable. His career aspiration is to become an Agricultural Biologist.
Winston was introduced to volunteering at the Clara White Mission at an early age. He is passionate about serving meals to low-income and homeless veterans while volunteering at White Harvest Farms, which is located in a Food Desert community. He has already earned 300 community service hours. His hobbies are math, art, robotics, and playing basketball. He is a member of The Bethel Church.
Ayanna-Rose Gray is a 17-year-old senior at Douglas Anderson School of the Arts, where her major is piano. Upon graduation she plans on attending college and majoring in international marketing and public relations.
Ayanna is a classically trained pianist, who has been honing her craft for over 10 years. She has competed for 9 years on the regional and state levels of the Florida Federation of Music Clubs (FMMC) annual music competition, earning the highest ranking of superior each time. In addition to her individual music studies, she has also been involved in various chamber music groups over the last 3 years.
At school Ayanna is involved in numerous activities. She is an active participant in the National Honor Society, Science National Honor Society, and Tri-M Music Honor Society. She was also the President of her Sophomore piano class and the most recent piano and band director of Douglas Anderson’s annual Black Arts performance. She also pushes herself academically by taking multiple Advanced Placement, Honors, and Dual Enrollment classes.
Outside of school and piano Ayanna enjoys spending time giving back to her community, be it individually or in a group she is involved in. Ayanna has been a Girl Scout for 10 years, during which she has participated in multiple community service activities, as well as earning both her Bronze and Silver awards through Girl Scouts. Ayanna is an active volunteer at the Jacksonville Humane Society, Hope’s Closet, and Beaches Fine Arts. She has organized sanitary supply, warm clothes, and food drives for the homeless.
Ayanna is an Alum of the 2018 – 2019 Youth Leadership Jacksonville (YLJ) Class. Through this program, she was able to meet like-minded peers, and generate ideas to improve their community.
Ayanna is hopeful for the future. She is actively engaged in campaigning to make this country better for people of color and does this by protesting and educating peers on what inequality looks like and what can be done to overcome it.
Of all of the things Ayanna is passionate about, she is most passionate about her family. She enjoys spending quality time with her mom and sister. She thinks that spending time with her family is important in order to maintain their strong bond and create lifelong memories.
Soon to be 16, Audrey loves to create, learn, and help. She has been making 3D sculptures with light in her Portfolio Development class at The Bolles School and loves making art.
Outside of school, she used her maker's sensibilities to teach herself how to sew. With this skill, Audrey made about 250 face masks to give to Baptist Hospital, family, and friends. As some friends donated money for the face masks, she is using that money to donate to a non-profit that helps small businesses impacted by Covid-19. She's creating an upcycling business called Renewed, which will take discarded clothing and repurpose them into new, unique pieces. Audrey is also using her creative skills to design and make totes for Totes for Hope, a new endeavor she is undertaking with her friend, Yasmeen Ibrahim, to make totes for children in Children's Services and children in need. Audrey also loves working with Jax Thrive, a youth-led organization that educates and inspires refugee children. Having volunteered the last couple of years tutoring and mentoring the refugee children, she is part of this year's Leadership Board of Jax Thrive. Audrey also co-founded the JaxThrive Club at Bolles. An honor student, having earned Academic Honors at Bolles every year since she started there, Audrey was invited to participate in the Joe Berg Seminars for 2020 through which she has been learning from professors and professionals across a diversity of subjects. When she's not in school, learning, creating or helping, Audrey loves spending time with her bunny Finny and dog Sadie, and snow skiing.
Ar'mani Brunsun is a William M. Raines 2020 graduate. Ar’Mani served as senior class vice-president, secretary of the National Honor society. She graduated top 10 percent of her class with a 4.0 gpa. During the 2019-2020 academic school year, Ar’Mani was crowned as William M. Raines very first miss 1965.
Ar’Mani was not only active throughout highschool, but she also contributes her time throughout the city of Jacksonville. Ar’Mani has served as an ambassador for the Mayor’s youth advisory council, she has been employed through the Mayor’s Youth at Work program since the age of 16. Ar’Mani is also an active mentor of the IAMASTAR foundation and a mentee in the Big Brothers Big Sisters program. Ar’Mani has had the opportunity to work with Ms, Sequioa Williams, the founder of Glamour Inc. Glamour Inc, is a girl empowerment group that teaches today’s society. Growing up on the northside of Jacksonville, in the core of violence, in a single parent home, Ar’Mani has managed to maintain strength and push through with adversity to make sure she becomes the voice of the change that she wants to see within her community.
Natalie "Moxie" McGriff is a 13 yr old award winning author and entrepreneur. Natalie previously hated her hair, skin complexion and HATED to read. Her mom sprung into action and helped Natalie create a comic book in which she turned her afro puffs into super powers that saved the libraries from being eaten by monsters. She turned her perceived flaws into something empowering.
Natalie was nominated as a change maker and chosen to attend the White House State of United Women Summit after having published three comic books, which she wrote to address her previous issues with self-esteem and literacy. She has won over $16,000 for her work, in addition to numerous awards, one of which she was recognized by Duval County Schools in the area of innovation. Natalie was also featured in an Allstate's national Black History Month "Worth Telling" campaign. Natalie currently owns Natalie’s Nook & Candy Shop. A smoothie/sandwich & ice cream shop she opened with her mom on Jacksonville’s eastside to address the lack of healthy food options in the neighborhood.
Aidan Chau is a high school senior at Douglas Anderson School for the Arts. Aidan is a high school junior. Formerly the principal clarinetist at the World Youth Symphony Orchestra, Aidan is also the founder and president of Artfully Green, a nonprofit organization that raises awareness for climate change through art and conducts climate change research. As a passionate advocate for climate change awareness, Aidan has given a TEDx talk on the subject and has served as an international volunteer for panda conservation and research in China. For his climate change work, Aidan has been named as a finalist for the International Eco-Hero Award and the International Brower Youth Award for Young Environmental Leaders. Outside of climate advocacy, Aidan has also played a part in combatting COVID19. He serves as the executive director and founder of Jacksonville Against COVID19 (JAC), an initiative that organizes local resources to form a more coordinated response to COVID19 in Jacksonville. Within JAC, Aidan has organized the delivery of millions of dollars’ worth of PPE to various hospitals and homes around Jacksonville to help slow the spread of COVID19. His efforts within JAC have been recognized on NPR, CNN, China Central Television as well as various other local news networks.
Savannah LeNoble is an IB senior at Wolfson High School for Advanced Studies. Her notable achievements include receiving the President’s Volunteer Service Award, collaborating with students from Parkland to host events about gun control, and working for Young Leaders of Today to host events highlighting issues facing teens in Jacksonville
Growing up in a single parent home on the northside of Jacksonville, Florida with her mother, grandfather, and grandmother she was always raised to respect herself, others, and to always push herself to highest limits possible. Arising from scholars and athletics, success and drive has always been her focus and goal. However, the world we live in is not always glitter and gold. She often got confused about what goals are and how the American dream was perceived because in the past and future African American men and women have always been overlooked and killed because the color of their skin. Living in Jacksonville, Florida; specifically, Duval County teen violence and gun violence is steadily increasing by months and years and having to separate yourself from the statistics around you can become challenging. Beating the odds and being a role model for not only young woman but young African American women is what Sasha aims for Sasha Blackshear is a Robert E. Lee Senior High School student. She is a part of the National Honor Society, Student Government Association, Future Business Leaders of America, and the Junior Class President of Robert E. Lee Junior Council. She is now going into her senior year and will be graduating with not only her diploma but her Associates of Arts Degree through Florida State Community College of Jacksonville in the 2021 school term. She will obtain this degree by completing two years of dual enrollment courses through the Early College program offered at her school. Towards the end of the school term, Sasha was awarded the honor of being on the President’s List for her ability to maintain her 3.7 and above grade point average during each of her semesters. During the summer, she participated in a summer computer programming internship through EMTEC that was offered to her by her school for 8 weeks while also working at Publix as a distributor and cashier of groceries. Her work ethic and the program itself went, so well, she will now be working for them in the fall also during her free time. After her graduation from high school, she plans to attend Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University, where she would like to major in Pharmacy. While after receiving her Pharmacy degree, she would then like to attend a medical school of her choice, to become a pediatrician later. Sasha Blackshear has a goal and a drive that will forever push her to love to help others and make herself and family proud.
Craig McFarland will be attending Harvard University in the fall on a full-ride scholarship where he intends to study Molecular & Cellular Biology and Linguistics on both a Pre-Law and Pre-Med track. He graduated as valedictorian of his high school, Stanton College Preparatory School, with the highest weighted GPA and number of credits attained by a senior at Stanton, and took more than 26 AP & IB Exams. In addition, Craig has received numerous perfect scores on his standardized tests, awards ranging from 1st Place State Ethics Bowl Champion and 1st Place Public Speaking to 1st Place Florida Times-Union Column Writing, three Florida Gold Seals of Biliteracy in Spanish, French, and Tagalog, a Scholastic Gold Key on his Senior Writing Portfolio, and is a National Merit Scholar, Goldman Sachs Scholar, Ron Brown Scholar, Comcast Scholar, and National AP Scholar. During high school, Craig held the positions of President of Artistree, Debate Club, National French Honor Society, was Vice-President of National English Honor Society, served as an officer of Mock Trial, Viva La Lengua, ASL club, National French Honor Society, captain of multiple academic teams, and was Homecoming Prince. He was also a member of his school's Varsity Track & Field Team, was a long-distance runner in Marathon High, and held a part-time job after school. Coming from Stanton College Preparatory School – a highly competitive high school where he felt the school's administration cared little about the students and often swept important issues such as mental health, sexism, racism, and administrative foul play under the rug – Craig has come to care more about issues such as justice and educational policy. As a member of LGBT community himself, Craig is also passionate about LGBTQ+ and women's rights and diversity. He serves as the founder and CEO of Lunisolar Inc., an organization that aims to provide support and financial assistance to LGBTQ+ youth and has raised thousands for scholarship funds, and serves as the Youth Executive of the nonprofit the Queen Sofia Spanish Institute. Craig has been featured by the New York Times twice, has been included in more than one hundred publications, and has been a featured speaker multiple times where he has given talks to kids and parents around the world, sometimes in different languages. Most notably, Craig received international recognition after having been accepted into all the Ivy League universities, Stanford, and all other schools to which he applied. Outside of school, Craig enjoys running, eating sushi, listening to Lorde and Forrest., studying foreign languages, and watching Adventure Time or Game of Thrones with friends. Although unsure of his future career, he hopes of going into a profession where he can effect the most good possible.