5 Latinx Kid Geniuses That'll Give You Hope For the Future

What we probably need the most right now is hope for the future. These Latinx kids epitomize how brilliant the light at the end of the tunnel can truly be.

From inventing life-saving devices to promoting literacy in our communities, these incredible little ones are showing that brown and black kids can and will continue to succeed. Regardless of all obstacles in front of us, we'll continue to thrive because we know there's something worth fighting for.

Check out the little geniuses ahead:

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Dafne Almazan

This 14-year-old mexicana is the youngest licensed psychologist in her country. As a child prodigy, she was able to write, read and speak by the age of 3 — and do all three in English and Spanish by the age of 6. While she now holds a degree and a license, she is currently trying to get her masters and PhD before she starts practicing.


Daliyah Marie Arana

This 4-year-old Afro-Latina has been able to identify words in books since she was a mere 18 months. At 2 years and 11 months, she was able to read one by herself, and has now read over 1,000 books. When Carla Hayden, the 14th Librarian of Congress (she's the first woman and African-American to hold the position), heard about her, she even invited her to shadow her for a day.


Olga Medrano

The Mexican internet knows this impressive 17-year-old girl from Jalisco as #LadyMatemáticas for being the first Mexican woman to win gold at the European Girls' Mathmatical Olympiad. Following the competition, she was honored with the title as one of Forbes' most powerful women in Mexico in 2016.


Jasuel Rivera

When this Puerto Plata-based 13 year old was told by his grandfather that they couldn't afford toys, he took matters into his own hands. With the help of books and instruction guides he found on the internet, Rivera made his own robotics with syringes and cardboard boxes. After hearing about his incredible talents, he not only received a laptop and other tools from Dominican Republic's Ministero de Educación, but also a scholarship from Instituto Technológico de las Américas.


Alissa Chavez

When Chavez was 14 years old, she heard countless stories on the news about children dying from accidentally being left in a car. With the help of a Good Samaritan award in 2014, the now 17-year-old created the Hot Seat, which is an app that alerts parents when they leave their baby in the car.