Clayton sixth-grader lauded as a “futurist” for creating inclusive stationery

Kamaria Warren, a sixth grade student at Rex Mill Middle STEM School, is one of 25 "Young Futurists 2020: America Needs Leaders More Than Ever. Here Are 25 Who Are Already About Life."
Kamaria Warren, a sixth grade student at Rex Mill Middle STEM School, is one of 25 "Young Futurists 2020: America Needs Leaders More Than Ever. Here Are 25 Who Are Already About Life."

Clayton County Schools is celebrating student entrepreneur Kamaria Warren, who has been recognized by website The Root as a "Young Futurists of 2020."

Kamaria, a sixth grader at Rex Mill Middle STEM School, is one of 25 young people from around the nation that The Root is recognizing as leaders in enterprise and corporate innovation in a magazine story, “Young Futurists 2020: America Needs Leaders More Than Ever. Here Are 25 Who Are Already About Life.”

Kamaria is the creator of Brown Girls' Stationery, a company that seeks to put people of color on school supplies, books and backpacks.

“At 11 years old, Kamaria Warren is one of the youngest members of this year’s class, but even at age 7, she was extremely aware that representation matters,” the article said.

“When Kamaria saw that she could only find birthday decorations featuring white princesses, she didn’t just accept the status quo as her only option,” the Root said. “Like any visionary leader, she solved the problem by creating Brown Girls’ Stationery so that girls who look like her can see and celebrate themselves.”

The Clayton School system saluted Karamia in a message on Facebook.

“Please join CCPS as we congratulate Kamaria Warren on such an amazing achievement and thank her for representing the Rex Mill Middle and her school district in such an outstanding fashion!” the district said.