Project RACE Teens
Ryan Graham starts Teen Project RACE
Ryan Graham announced the formation of Teen Project RACE in May, 1999. Ryan had co-founded Project RACE with his mother in 1991. He had testified twice (1993 and 1997) in Washington about the need for a multiracial classification.
After he was profiled in the May, 1999 issue of Teen People Magazine and interviewed on Nick News, Ryan received a tremendous amount of mail from teens asking how they could help get an official multiracial classification. He spoke to groups about race and accompanied his mother at meetings and legislative hearings. An honor roll student throughout high school, Ryan remained the president of Teen Project RACE and took the organization to national prominence until he began college at the University of Florida.
Kayci Baldwin Named New Teen Project RACE President
In 2006 the leadership of Project RACE announced that Kayci Baldwin had been selected as the new president of Teen Project RACE. Kayci is the multiracial daughter of Keith and Kelly Baldwin and sister of Kendall and Karson of Monmouth County, New Jersey. Kayci was chosen from candidates in three countries.
Kayci Baldwin, an accomplished scholar was selected as a 2006 Jack Kent Cooke Young Scholar. She has won several national essay contests. She was awarded the 2009 Princeton Prize in Race Relations, which was created to identify and commend young people who are working to increase understanding and mutual respect among all races. Kayci was selected as a result of her work with Teen Project RACE, her leadership of her school’s Multicultural Club, an in-depth mentorship project on Multiracials in Medical Research and her five week voyage exploring post-apartheid South Africa.
Kayci held critical bone marrow donor drives, started a Teen Project RACE panel, created a Facebook page for teens, and was a wonderful asset for Project RACE. She served as president until 2010 when she began college at Harvard University.
New Teen Project RACE President!
We did not have to go far to find the perfect new Teen Project RACE president, Kendall Baldwin, sister of past-president Kayci. Kendall took over the organization in July 2010 when she was 16-years-old and a junior at the Academy of Allied Health and Science, which is an admissions-based career academy for high-achieving students interested in medicine. Kendall would like to become a medical doctor. She is also a varsity track and field athlete who has competed on a national level.
Kendall Baldwin was awarded the 2011 Princeton Prize in Race Relations. She was selected because of the work she does to promote civil rights with the Monmouth County Human Relations Commission in her school district and for her leadership role for Teen Project RACE. She was also chosen for her involvement monitoring youth from diverse populations for HOPE Youth Corps and teaching at camps in the Dominican Republic. Project RACE and Teen Project RACE are focusing our efforts on advocacy and medical issues of multiracial children, teens, and adults, and we are very excited about the knowledge Kendall brings to medical matters.