At age 8, you were probably practicing a sport or was preparing for the third grade. Well, meet an 8 year old with a twist, Joshua Beckford. This particular young boy is by far not your average 8 year old. He studied at Oxford University at the age of 6, and he is the face of the National Autistic Society’s Black and Minority (BME) campaign. It’s put in to place to highlight the obstacles that people with black minority background often encounter when trying to obtain the access to support and services they need. Beckford is one of a kind, he is too advanced for his required school grade so that lead him into being homeschooled. He excels in Math, Foreign Languages, History, Philosophy, IT and Science. A professor at City University named him as one of the smartest kids in the world. What an honor. This incredible kid already has his future mapped out of being a neurosurgeon; he practices procedures like appendectomy and gall bladder removal. He also plans to be an astronaut sometime in life, Go Joshua! Although his creditable story doesn’t stop there, Joshua has a interest in Egypt and has started writing a children’s book on the historic nation. We are excited to see what his future holds. Keep it up Joshua.