Nominate the 2014 Young Futurists!

Tell us about the young innovators in your community for The Root’s annual top 25 list.

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Who are the young black trailblazers in your community? The Root is putting the spotlight on the young African-American leaders and innovators of the future, and we want your help.

We are now accepting nominations for The Root 2014 Young Futurists list, to be unveiled in February. Young Futurists are between the ages of 16 and 22 and committed to making the world a better place. We're 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. Previous Young Futurists have started nonprofits and invented unique technologies, among other creative and praiseworthy ventures.

Send your Young Futurist nominees to youngfuturists@theroot.com by Jan. 10. Please include their first and last names, their age, your name and contact information, their contact information (or that of a parent, guardian or teacher, for those under the age of 18) and the reason you think they qualify. Then stay tuned as The Root announces the latest batch of Young Futurists in February.

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