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Young Las Vegas boy recognized for Black Excellence

Posted at 7:50 AM, Feb 05, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-05 11:09:57-05

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — As we celebrate Black History Month, 13 Action News is also recognizing those who are making strides within our local community and embodying what we like to call Black Excellence.

One of those people is a 5-year-old boy from Las Vegas.

Justyn Boumah is proving there's no age limit when you're trying to make an impact.

Justyn and his mom help put care packages together for sanitation workers and the homeless community as a way to give back.

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They call it The Blessing Project and its something they do every year, and that's not all.

Justyn is also the youngest published Black author.

He has written 11 books with the help of his mom.

Every year he also hosts a read-a-thon called Around the World, where he rallies kids all around the world to read books.

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Last year they raised more than $2,300 for local homeless and foster kids and teens.